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.
And other teams receiving votes:
Pollspeak.com, which publishes each ballot, is one of my favorite websites in existence. Getting "mad" at voters is rather pointless (let's remember, only the coaches' poll is factored into the BCS), but I'm mostly just fascinated by how much polls vary from one region to the other, and getting a concrete sense of
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