Media pick OU-UT tie and Nebraska to win Big 12 divisions

July, 23, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

The media that regularly cover the Big 12 have selected Texas and Oklahoma as co-No. 1 teams of the South Division in the conference's annual preseason poll.

Both teams received 174 points in the balloting of 32 media members. Texas had 17 first-place votes and Oklahoma had 15. They were followed in order by Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Baylor and Texas A&M.

Nebraska got the nod in the Big 12's North Division in the media poll. The Cornhuskers had 172 points and 17 first-place votes, compared to 164 points and 12 first-place votes for second-place Kansas and Missouri was third with three first-place votes and 124 points. The other Big 12 North teams in order were Colorado, Kansas State and Iowa State.

The conference will release its preseason All-Big 12 team on Friday in advance of the conference's media days that begin Monday in Arlington, Texas.

Here's a look at the media balloting, with the number of first-place votes in parentheses, followed by the point totals. 

North Division
1. Nebraska (17) 172
2. Kansas (12) 164
3. Missouri (3) 124
4. Colorado 100
5. Kansas State 81
6. Iowa State 33

South Division
1. Texas (17) 174
1. Oklahoma (15) 174
3. Oklahoma State 130
4. Texas Tech 89
5. Baylor 75
6. Texas A&M 33

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