Courtesy: Big 12 Conference
DALLAS, Tex. – TCU was picked for the first time as the favorite to win the conference title in the 2015 Big 12 Football Preseason Poll, voted on by media representatives who cover the league.
The Horned Frogs garnered 32 of 42 first-place votes and totaled 408 points while Baylor received the other 10 first-place nods and 384 points. TCU and Baylor tied for the Big 12 title last year.
Oklahoma was chosen third, followed by Oklahoma State in fourth and Texas in fifth to round out the top five. West Virginia placed sixth with K-State seventh, Texas Tech eighth, Iowa State ninth and Kansas in 10th.
TCU returns 17 total starters with 10 on offense, five on defense and two specialists. Among the returners is senior quarterback Trevone Boykin who was named Preseason Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year after earning the honor at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
Head coaches and selected student-athletes will converge in Dallas from July 20-21 for the annual Big 12 Football Media Days. Both days will be televised live from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CT nationally on FOX Sports 2 and on FOX Sports Regional Networks, including FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Midwest and FOX Sports Kansas City. Exclusive, live coverage from the event will also be available on the Big 12’s social media platforms, including Twitter and Instagram (@Big12Conference) with #Big12FB serving as the official hashtag of the event.
2015 Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll
1. TCU (32) 408
2. Baylor (10) 384
3. Oklahoma 312
4. Oklahoma State 289
5. Texas 245
6. West Virginia 204
7. K-State 201
8. Texas Tech 139
9. Iowa State 83
10. Kansas 45
(first-place votes in parentheses)