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TCU Football picked fifth in preseason Big 12 poll

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Oklahoma is the projected winner for the sixth consecutive season.

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Prove them Wrong.

That will once again be the Horned Frogs’ mantra, as it was revealed Thursday that they were picked by media members to finish 5th in the Big 12 Conference.

Oklahoma received 35 of 39 first place votes, with Iowa State taking the balance. The Cyclones are projected to be conference runners up for the second straight year, finishing with 351 total points in the poll. Texas, under newly-minted head coach Steve Sarkisian, was picked third, followed by Oklahoma State and TCU.

The Mountaineers edged out Kansas State for sixth, followed by Baylor, Texas Tech, and Kansas. There was a significant gap between Iowa State and Texas at the top half of the conference, as well as between #5 TCU and #6 WVU. The middle of the pack and the bottom of the barrel were all pretty closely matched, according to media voters.

Well, except for Kansas (39 points total).

TCU was last picked to finish fifth in 2017, a year In which the Horned Frogs made it to the conference championship game, ultimately falling to Oklahoma and later defeating Stanford in another exciting Alamo Bowl.

The top-two finishers in the league standings will compete in the Dr Pepper Big 12 Football Championship Game to determine the 2021 Conference title. The game is scheduled for Saturday, December 4 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Big 12 Football Media Days, Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors will be conducted next Wednesday and Thursday, July 14-15. Coverage from both days will be provided on ESPNU, Big 12 Now on ESPN+ and LHN. For additional information, follow Big12Sports.com and the Conference’s official social media platforms.