Football Picked Third in Preseason Big 12 Poll

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A day after four Wildcats were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, Kansas State was picked to finish third in the 2014 Big 12 football race by media representatives who cover the league, the conference office announced Thursday.

The Wildcats picked up 377 points in the poll to rank just ahead of Texas, which collected 376 points, as the third place selection was the highest for the Wildcats since the Big 12 went to full round robin play in 2011.

Oklahoma garnered 47-of-56 first-place votes and 548 total points to top the preseason rankings, while defending Big 12 champion Baylor received the other nine first-place nods and accumulated 508 points to place second.

Kansas State will take part in the 2014 Big 12 Football Media Days on Tuesday at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas. Representing K-State along with head coach Bill Snyder will be Tyler Lockett, Jake Waters, Ryan Mueller, B.J. Finney and Jonathan Truman. Complete media day coverage will be available at both and

The Wildcats kick off the 2014 season with an August 30, matchup against Stephen F. Austin at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The sixth-annual K-State Family Reunion will begin at 6:10 p.m., and be shown world-wide on K-StateHD.TV.

Season tickets for the 2014 campaign sold out on June 5, while only a small number of scattered singles remain for games against Texas Tech (Oct. 4), Texas (Oct. 25) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 1). Standing-room only tickets are available for the Stephen F. Austin, UTEP, Texas, Oklahoma State and Kansas contests.

Visiting teams will also have opportunities to return unused tickets up to a month prior to their visit. Stay tuned to for information regarding returned ticket availability. All returned tickets will be sold at the full public rate and season ticket wait list accounts will have first opportunity to purchase. Fans can now join the 2015 waiting list online or by contacting the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-221-CATS or by visiting

2014 Big 12 Football Media Preseason Poll

1. Oklahoma (47) 548
2. Baylor (9) 508
3. K-State 377
4. Texas 376
5. Oklahoma State 312
6. Texas Tech 308
7. TCU 297
8. West Virginia 170
9. Iowa State 121
10. Kansas 63