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Big 12 Preseason Basketball Poll Released

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The Big 12 Preseason Basketball Poll was released on Thursday with Kansas picked as the preseason favorite for the fifth consecutive year, and the Jayhawks were the unanimous selection for the 15th time in program history. 

Related: OSU's Jawun Evans Named Preseason All-Big 12 Conference

One season after reaching the Final Four, the Oklahoma Sooners are ranked No. 6 on the preseason list while Oklahoma State came in at No. 7. 

The Sooners will be led by returning starters Jordan Woodard and Khadeem Lattin, while sophomore Christian James is expected to take on a much bigger role on the offense. As for the Cowboys, the Pokes will have guards Phil Forte and Juwan Evans returning while new head coach Brad Underwood brings some excitement to the program after leading Stephen F. Austin to a win in the NCAA Tournament this past season. 

Here's a look at the entire preseason poll: 

Team (1st place votes)

1. Kansas (9)                   81

2. West Virginia               65

3. Texas                          59

4. Iowa State                   56

5. Baylor                         53

6. Oklahoma                   40

7. Oklahoma State          32

    Texas Tech                  32

9.  Kansas State              20

10. TCU                          12

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