Big 12 football teams are front and center in the latest Associated Press football poll, released today.
Oklahoma (4-0) took over the top spot on the strength of the Sooners' 35-10 victory over then-No. 24 TCU by collecting 43 of a possible 65 first place votes. Alabama, with 21 first-place votes, is the new No. 2.
The Sooners were one of four Big 12 teams to crack the Top 10 and one of three league schools to be ranked in the top five. A total of six Big 12 schools cracked the poll.
A breakdown, in order: No. 1 Oklahoma (4-0), No. 4 Missouri (4-0), No. 5 Texas (4-0), No. 7 Texas Tech (4-0), No. 16 Kansas (3-1) and No. 21 Oklahoma State (4-0).
It marks the first time for the Big 12 to have four Top 10 teams since the 2007 post-season poll, when Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas finished as Top 10 teams.
_ Jimmy Burch