If you believe the media consensus, the Big 12 South could again be crowded at the top when the football regular season ends.
Oklahoma and Texas each finished with 174 points in the preseason media poll released today by the conference. The Longhorns received 17 first-place votes to 15 for Oklahoma. The two teams, along with Texas Tech, tied for the Big 12 South last season, setting the stage for a controversial, contentious three-way tiebreaker decided by the BCS standings and won by OU.
Oklahoma State (130) was picked third in the South, followed by Texas Tech (89), Baylor (75) and Texas A&M (33).
Resurgent Nebraska (172) was selected to take the North, with Kansas (164) second. The Cornhuskers received 17 first-place votes for 172 points, while the Jayhakws had 12 top votes and 164 points.
Rounding out the rest of the North voting were Missouri (124, 3 first-place votes), Colorado (100), Kansas State (81) and Iowa State (33).