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Dissecting the Big 12 top 25 players list

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)