While we were away, the media's preseason poll was released, and four Big 12 teams cracked the top 25.
Unlike the coaches' poll
and ESPN's Power Poll
, Texas was excluded.
Here's where the Big 12's teams checked in:
8. Texas A&M
9. Oklahoma State
The SEC had eight teams (five from the SEC West) in the poll, and the Big 12 tied with the Big Ten with four teams.