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Dissecting the Big 12 top 25 players list

9/3/2012

We completed the annual list of the Big 12's top 25 players entering the 2012 season last week, but it's time to take a closer look. Here's how it shook out in a variety of categories:

BY TEAM

  • 1. Oklahoma -- 6

  • 2. Texas -- 5

  • 3. Oklahoma State -- 3

  • 3. West Virginia -- 3

  • 5. Kansas State -- 2

  • 5. Iowa State -- 2

  • 5. TCU -- 2

  • 5. Baylor -- 2

  • 9. Texas Tech -- 0

  • 9. Kansas -- 0

BY POSITION

  • Receivers: 5

  • Cornerbacks: 4

  • Quarterbacks: 3

  • Offensive linemen: 3

  • Defensive linemen: 3

  • Linebackers: 3

  • Safeties: 2

  • Running backs: 1

  • Fullbacks: 1

BY UNIT

  • Offense: 13

  • Defense: 12

Players on both the 2011 and 2012 preseason lists: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma; Jake Knott, LB, Iowa State; Tony Jefferson, LB, Oklahoma; Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma (Only eligible player who did not make both lists: Shaun Lewis, LB, Oklahoma State)