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OU football: Sooners ranked No. 1 in Big 12 Media Preseason Poll for 6th consecutive year

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Lincoln Riley

OU football head coach Lincoln Riley smiles before the spring game April 24.

Oklahoma has been selected as the favorite to win the Big 12 for the sixth consecutive season, according to a preseason media poll released by the conference Thursday.

The Big 12 Football Preseason Poll — voted on by media representatives — granted the Sooners 35 of the 39 first-place votes, with the remaining four votes going to Iowa State.

OU has a Big 12-record 14 conference titles and is coming off coach Lincoln Riley's first bowl win after three consecutive losses in the College Football Playoff with a 55-20 win over Florida in the Cotton Bowl. 

With Riley at the helm, the Sooners boast a 34-5 record against in-conference opponents during his tenure. 

Austin Curtright is a journalism sophomore and The Daily's senior sports reporter. He covers OU football and has previously covered OU men's basketball, softball and soccer.

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