Athlon's preseason All-Big 12 team spreads the love, but Sooners still rule

TCU football placed 11 players on Athlon's All-Big 12 Conference team, including four on defense and four on offense.

Defensive end Ben Banogu and punt returner KaVontae Turpin were named to the first team.

Running back Darius Anderson, offensive lineman Lucas Niang, receiver Jalen Reagor and Turpin were named to the offense.

Linebacker Ty Summers was named to the second team defense, safety Niko Small was named to the third team and defensive lineman Ross Blacklock was named to the fourth team.

The Sooners led the way with 15 players selected, including eight on offense. They were followed by Oklahoma State (14), West Virginia (12), TCU and Kansas State (11) and Texas and Iowa State 10).

Athlon notes that these selections are largely based on how the players are expected to perform in 2018.