Preseason Big 12 Picks: West Virginia Second Behind Oklahoma

LOUISVILLE KY - NOVEMBER 20: Geno Smith#12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers throws a pass during the Big East Conference game against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 20 2010 in Louisville Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Official media picks for the 2012 Big 12 football season are upon us, with the new guys at West Virginia picked to finish just behind perennial favorite Oklahoma and ahead of bell cow (cow!) Texas. Well, only one of the three won a BCS game last year, so. The complete list:

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  1. Oklahoma
  2. West Virginia
  3. Texas
  4. Oklahoma State
  5. TCU
  6. Kansas State
  7. Baylor
  8. Iowa State
  9. Texas Tech
  10. Kansas

A slip for reigning champ OSU, which replaces a veteran (really, really veteran) quarterback with a young one (a really, really young one) and loses high draft pick Justin Blackmon. Baylor takes a tumble of its own, having lost the best player in school history.

TCU's Big 12 debut is expected to be a challenging one, thanks to an unusually attrition-high offseason, but don't expect the potential slump to last much more than a year.

While we’re here, let’s watch some of the many fine college football videos from SB Nation’s Youtube channel:

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