K-State earned a first-place vote in the Big 12 preseason media poll for the first time since 2012 on Thursday, although the Wildcats were ultimately picked to finish in third place behind Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The Sooners receieved 19 first-place votes, while OSU earned 12.
Texas follows K-State in the fourth place position in the poll. Kansas was picked at the bottom once again, although this year, it was not unanimously.
2017 Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll
1. Oklahoma (19)
2. Oklahoma State (12)
3. K-State (1)
6. West Virginia
8. Texas Tech
9. Iowa State