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Oklahoma Leads Five Big 12 Teams Ranked in Preseason 2018 Coaches Poll

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Oklahoma

The 2018 preseason coaches poll has been released and there were five Big 12 teams ranked with seven teams receiving votes.

 

Coaches Poll

RK TEAM REC PTS TREND
1 Alabama(61) 0-0 1621
2 Clemson(3) 0-0 1547
3 Ohio State(1) 0-0 1458
4 Georgia 0-0 1452
5 Oklahoma 0-0 1288
6 Washington 0-0 1245
7 Wisconsin 0-0 1243
8 Miami 0-0 1091
9 Penn State 0-0 1050
10 Auburn 0-0 1004
11 Notre Dame 0-0 892
12 Michigan State 0-0 870
13 Stanford 0-0 768
14 Michigan 0-0 752
15 USC 0-0 691
16 TCU 0-0 530
17 Virginia Tech 0-0 524
18 Mississippi State 0-0 407
19 Florida State 0-0 328
20 West Virginia 0-0 310
21 Texas 0-0 265
22 Boise State 0-0 261
23 UCF 0-0 259
24 LSU 0-0 254
25 Oklahoma State 0-0 168

 

Others receiving votes in the Big 12 included Kansas State (35) and Iowa State (8). The Big 12 teams not receiving any votes were the Baylor Bears, Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

The Alabama Crimson Tide received 61 of 65 first-place votes from the coaches, with three going to No. 2 Clemson and one to Ohio State. The Big Ten features five teams in the top 14 alone. Overall, the national voters seems to be of the opinion that the Big 12 is once again Oklahoma… and everybody else, as OU is the only Big 12 team in the top 15.

TCU’s Gary Patterson, Texas’ Tom Herman and Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy are among the coaches with votes in this year’s poll.

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