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If you want to find out official news and information from your favorite Big 12 athletic department, you are not alone.

Brian Bowsher, the Director of Marketing and Sales at Marquette, recently ran the numbers on official twitter followers throughout college athletics and it shows that Big 12 fans love their schools, in 140 characters or less.

The  AD followed the most in the nation is Florida with 12,545 followers. Next in line is Kentucky and their  12,291 followers. The top followed Big 12 school are the Oklahoma Sooners who come in third nationally registering 9,197 followers.

Kansas comes in sixth, Mizzou 14th and Baylor 24th to round out Big 12 representation in the 25 most popular. Surprisingly, Texas, one of the largest schools in the country with one of the most rabid fanbases comes in 36th nationally, and falls behind the other three Texas schools in terms of followers.

Rumor has it that Nebraska's lack of followers led them to the Big 10, where the league promised more exposure.

See where all of the Big 12 schools ranked, plus their official Twitter handles, after The Jump.

Rank Nationally

School

Twitter Name

Followers

3

Oklahoma

SoonerSportscom

9,197

6

Kansas

KUAthletics

7,173

14

Missouri

mutigersdotcom

4,939

24

Baylor

BaylorAthletics

3,305

29

Nebraska

Huskers

2,960

30

Texas Tech

TechAthletics

2,940

32

Texas A&M

Aggie_Athletics

2,659

33

Oklahoma State

OSUAthletics

2,650

36

Texas 

HookEmFans

2,450

40

Kansas State

kstatesports

2,315

49

Colorado

cubuffs

1,801

65

Iowa State

ISUCy

1,376