West Virginia was picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 preseason media poll released on Thursday.
Oklahoma State was picked to win the league with 15 first place votes, though six different teams earned first place votes.
The Cowboys were followed by Oklahoma (8 first place votes), TCU (9), Texas (8), Baylor (2), Kansas State (1) and Texas Tech.
Iowa State was picked to finish ninth after West Virginia, followed by Kansas at No. 10.