Lindy's Football Picks Kansas Football In Top 25

June 3, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan.Lindy’s Football likes the Kansas football team heading into the 2009 season, as the magazine lists Mark Mangino’s Jayhawks 21st in the nation, as well as the favorite to win the Big 12 North Division in their preseason rankings.

In addition, the magazine listed its preseason All-Big 12 team, which includes KU wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe on the first team offense and safety Darrell Stuckey on the first team defense. Those two players were the only Jayhawks listed on the first or second teams by the publication.

Lindy’s has Kansas winning the North Division, ahead of second-place Nebraska. Missouri is listed third with Colorado fourth, Kansas State fifth and Iowa State sixth. Texas is the favorite in the South Division followed by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Baylor and Texas A&M.

The magazine’s national poll includes five Big 12 teams paced by No. 2 Texas, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 10 Oklahoma State, No. 21 Kansas and No. 22 Nebraska. Florida is No. 1 with USC No. 4 and Virginia Tech No. 5.

Lindy’s 2009 Big 12 Predicted finish:

Big 12 South Big 12 South

1. Texas

2. Oklahoma

3. Oklahoma State

4. Texas Tech

5. Baylor

6. Texas A&M

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Big 12 North

1. Kansas

2. Nebraska

3. Missouri

4. Colorado

5. Kansas State

6. Iowa State

Lindy’s 2009 Big 12 Preseason All-Conference Team:

First Team Offense
QB Sam Bradford Jr. Oklahoma

RB DeMarco Murray Jr. Oklahoma

RB Kendall Hunter Jr. Oklahoma State

WR Dez Bryant Jr. Oklahoma State

WR Dezmon Briscoe Jr. Kansas

TE Jermaine Gresham Sr. Oklahoma

C Chris Hall Sr. Texas

OL Adam Ulatoski Sr. Texas

OL Russell Okung Sr. Oklahoma State

OL Brandon Carter Sr. Texas Tech

OL Trent Williams Sr. Oklahoma

K Hunter Lawrence Sr. Texas

AP Dez Bryant Jr. Oklahoma State

First Team Defense

DL Gerald McCoy Jr. Oklahoma

DL Ndamukong Suh Sr. Nebraska

DL Sergio Kindle Sr. Texas

DL Colby Whitlock Jr. Texas Tech

LB Sean Weatherspoon Sr. Missouri

LB Travis Lewis So. Oklahoma

LB Joe Pawelek Sr. Baylor

DB Darrell Stuckey Sr. Kansas

DB Perrish Cox Sr. Oklahoma State

DB Jordan Lake Sr. Baylor

DB Earl Thomas So. Texas

P Derek Epperson Jr. Baylor

Second Team Offense

QB Colt McCoy Sr. Texas

RB Chris Brown Sr. Oklahoma

RB Derrick Washington Jr. Missouri

WR Jordan Shipley Sr. Texas

WR Brandon Banks Sr. Kansas State

TE Riar Geer Sr. Colorado

C Jacob Hickman Sr. Nebraska

OL Kurtis Gregory Sr. Missouri

OL Anthony Morgan Jr. Oklahoma State

OL Reggie Stephens Sr. Iowa State

OL Elvis Fisher So. Missouri

AP DeMarco Murray Jr. Oklahoma

K Dan Bailey Jr. Oklahoma State

Second Team Defense
DL Jeremy Beal Jr. Oklahoma

DL Lamarr Houston Sr. Texas

DL Auston English Sr. Oklahoma

DL Brandon Harold So. Kansas State

LB Andre Sexton Sr. Oklahoma State

LB Keenan Clayton Sr. Oklahoma

LB Roddrick Muckelroy Sr. Texas

DB Jamar Wall Sr. Texas Tech

DB Larry Asante Sr. Nebraska

DB James Smith Sr. Iowa State

DB Dominique Franks Jr. Oklahoma

P Mike Brandtner Sr. Iowa State

Lindy’s 2009 Preseason Top 25:

1. Florida

2. Texas

3. Oklahoma

4. USC

5. Virginia Tech

6. LSU

7. Alabama

8. Ohio State

9. Ole Miss

10. Oklahoma State

11. Penn State

12. California

13. Boise State

14. TCU

15. Oregon

16. Georgia Tech

17. Georgia

18. Florida State

19. North Carolina

20. West Virginia

21. Kansas

22. Nebraska

23. Utah

24. Michigan State

25. BYU