DALLAS (AP) -- Defending champion Kansas has been voted the Big
12 preseason favorite by league basketball coaches -- for the
second year in a row.
The Jayhawks received ten of 12 first-place votes in the poll
released today -- and coach Bill Self couldn't vote for his team.
Kansas returns four starters from a team that went 33-5 and won
the Big 12 regular season and postseason tournament.
Kansas had 120 points, with Texas coming in second at 105. The
Longhorns also return four starters.
Texas A&M got the other two first-place votes and was third with
Kansas State was picked fourth.
Missouri, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State took the next three spots.
All three have second-year coaches -- Mike Anderson at Missouri,
Jeff Capel at Oklahoma and Sean Sutton at Oklahoma State.
Texas Tech, Baylor, Nebraska, Iowa State and Colorado round out
the Big 12 poll.
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