Analyzing the final media poll of 2011

January, 11, 2012
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Four Big 12 teams made the final Associated Press top 25. Two more received votes.

Honestly, I felt like every Big 12 team finished about where it should. As a quick refresher, here's where they finished:

3. Oklahoma State
13. Baylor
15 Kansas State
16. Oklahoma


Thanks to the fine people at Pollspeak.com, here's a look at how voters saw the Big 12 at season's end.
  • Oklahoma State got four No. 1 votes. They came from Matt Markey of the Toledo (Ohio) Blade, Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News, Seth Emerson of the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph and Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald. No voters had Oklahoma State below No. 3, where the Cowboys finished. Eleven voters had the Cowboys at No. 2.
  • Baylor found itself as high as No. 8 on two ballots (Sam McKewon, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald; Mike DiRocco, Florida Times-Union). The Bears were as low as 18 on two ballots (Wolf; Ira Schoffel, Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat)
  • Craig James of ESPN had Kansas State at No. 9, higher than any voter. Two voters had the Wildcats at No. 10. One voter (Rob Long of Fox Radio 1370-AM Baltimore) had K-State all the way down at No. 25, though — three spots lower than any voter. The most voters (10) had the Wildcats at 13.
  • Oklahoma was as high as No. 9 on one ballot (David Just, Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal). That was two spots higher than any other voter. Only one voter each had Oklahoma at Nos. 11, 12 and 13. Fifteen voters had the Sooners at No. 16 and 12 had Oklahoma at No. 17.
  • The Sooners were as low as 22 among voters who had them ranked. That's where Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer had them; Garland Gillen of WWL-TV in New Orleans left the Sooners off his ballot entirely.
  • Missouri appeared on 13 of 60 ballots, but one voter each had the Tigers at Nos. 21, 22, 23 and 24. The other nine voters all had Missouri at No. 25.
  • Texas appeared on just seven of 60 ballots. ESPN's James and Erik Gee of KNML-AM in Albuquerque, N.M., had them highest, at No. 22. Four voters had the Longhorns at No. 25.

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