The Big 12 Announces Football Preseason Poll, All-Conference Team

The Big 12 announced its preseason media poll and the media’s preseason all-conference team this week, and reigning conference champion Oklahoma was picked to defend its crown.

Here’s the complete preseason media poll with first-place votes in parentheses.

  1. Oklahoma (68)
  2. Texas (9)
  3. Iowa State
  4. TCU
  5. Oklahoma State
  6. Baylor
  7. Texas Tech
  8. West Virginia
  9. Kansas State
  10. Kansas


This is the fourth year in a row that Oklahoma was picked first in the preseason media poll, and the Sooners ultimately won the conference title each season.

The top two teams in the conference standings will compete in the Big 12 Championship on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Oklahoma was also recognized in the media’s preseason Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year selections — linebacker Kenneth Murray and quarterback Jalen Hurts, respectively.

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was named the preseason Offensive Player of the Year.

Here’s the complete media preseason all-conference team.


Position Name School Height Weight Class Hometown
QB Sam Ehlinger Texas 6-3 230 Jr. Austin, TX
RB Pooka Williams Jr. Kansas 5-10 170 So. New Orleans, LA
RB Kennedy Brooks Oklahoma 5-11 209 So. Mansfield, TX
RB Chuba Hubbard Oklahoma State 6-1 207 So. Alberta, Canada
WR CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma 6-2 191 Jr. Richmond, TX
WR Tylan Wallace Oklahoma State 6-0 185 Jr. Fort Worth, TX
WR Jalen Reagor TCU 5-11 195 Jr. Waxahachie, TX
TE Grant Calcaterra Oklahoma 6-4 233 Jr. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
OL Creed Humphrey Oklahoma 6-5 315 So. Shawnee, OK
OL Lucas Niang TCU 6-7 328 Sr. New Canaan, CT
OL Zach Shackelford Texas 6-4 305 Sr. Belton, TX
OL Jack Anderson Texas Tech 6-5 320 Jr. Frisco, TX
OL Colton McKivitz West Virginia 6-7 312 Sr. Jacobsburg, OH

Special Teams

Position Name School Height Weight Class Hometown
PK Cameron Dicker Texas 6-1 201 So. Austin, TX
KR/PR CeeDee Lamb Oklahoma 6-2 191 Jr. Richmond, TX
P Kyle Thompson Kansas 6-4 222 Jr. El Cajon, CA


Position Name School Height Weight Class Hometown
DL James Lynch Baylor 6-4 290 Jr. Round Rock, TX
DL JaQuan Bailey Iowa State 6-2 255 Sr. Jacksonville, FL
DL Ray Lima Iowa State 6-3 305 Sr. Los Angeles, CA
DL Reggie Walker Kansas State 6-2 250 Sr. Ponchatoula, LA
DL Corey Bethley TCU 6-2 290 Jr. Katy, TX
LB Clay Johnston Baylor 6-1 232 Sr. Abilene, TX
LB Marcel Spears Jr. Iowa State 6-1 218 Sr. Olathe, KS
LB Kenneth Murray Oklahoma 6-2 243 Jr. Missouri City, TX
DB Greg Eisworth Iowa State 6-0 205 Jr. Grand Prairie, TX
DB A.J. Green Oklahoma State 6-1 190 Sr. DeSoto, TX
DB Jeff Gladney TCU 6-0 183 Sr. New Boston, TX
DB Caden Sterns Texas 6-1 205 So. Cibolo, TX
DB Adrian Frye Texas Tech 6-1 190 So. Houston, TX


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