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Analyzing the preseason top 25 poll

The AP poll, made up of 60 members of the media, was released over the weekend without any major developments.

Three teams from the Big 12 make appearances about where you would expect them and in the same order as we're used to:

5. Texas

7. Oklahoma

8. Nebraska

Four other teams in the league received votes, and we'll rank them for kicks.

33. Missouri

37. Texas Tech

40. Texas A&M

42. Oklahoma State

Here's a look at who voted who and where, courtesy of the fine people at Pollspeak.com, plus a few notes and thoughts:

  • Texas appeared on every ballot and got one first-place vote, from Scott Wolf, who covers USC for the Los Angeles Daily News. Texas has been in the poll for 158 consecutive weeks, the nation's longest active streak and sixth-longest all-time. No one placed the Longhorns lower than No. 12, and they have Joe Giglio of the Raleigh News & Observer to thank for that.

  • Oklahoma was also one of six teams to receive a first-place vote. Its vote came from Randy Rosetta of the Baton Rouge Advocate. The Sooners appeared on every poll, but Wade Denniston of the Logan Herald-Journal in Logan, Utah, had the Sooners at No. 25, six spots lower than any other voter. Oklahoma opens its season at home against Utah State.

  • Nebraska found itself as high as No. 3 (three voters) and as low as No. 17 (Tom Hart, Big Ten Network).

  • Missouri made five of the 60 voters' ballots, topped by Jon Wilner at the San Jose Mercury News, who placed the Tigers at No. 16 on his ballot. Wilner also placed Nebraska at No. 4, above Texas and Oklahoma.

  • Texas Tech made only four ballots, but Kirk Bohls, an Austin American-Statesman columnist, had the Red Raiders higher than any voter, at No. 20. ESPN analyst Craig James, whose son Adam James is a receiver on the team, placed the Red Raiders at No. 24, along with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Adam Zuvanich.

  • Three voters put Texas A&M on their ballot, topped by James at 22, Lincoln Journal Star columnist Steve Sipple at 24, and ESPN's Chris Fowler at 25.

  • Oklahoma State received just one vote, from Denniston at the Logan Herald-Journal in Utah. He placed Texas Tech and Oklahoma State above Oklahoma.