Women's Basketball picked fourth in Big 12 preseason poll
Oct. 7, 2010
IRVING, Texas -- The University of Texas Women's Basketball team is picked to finish fourth in the Big 12 Conference in a preseason vote of the league coaches, the conference office announced Thursday. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.
Baylor was selected as the preseason favorite for the second consecutive year and third time in Conference history to win the 2010-11 Big 12 Women's Basketball regular season title. The Lady Bears received all of the possible 11 first-place votes.
Texas A&M, winner of the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship, was picked second and nabbed the other first-place vote. Oklahoma was chosen third followed by Texas in fourth, Iowa State in fifth and Kansas sixth.
Nebraska, last year's regular season champion, was selected seventh, followed by Oklahoma State in eighth, Kansas State listed ninth, Texas Tech in 10th, Missouri 11th and Colorado 12th.
Head coaches and select student-athletes will convene in Kansas City on Oct. 20 for the annual Big 12 Women's Basketball Media Day. Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium will serve as the site of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship March 8-9 and 11-12.
Texas will tip off the 2010-11 regular season on Friday, Nov. 12 against Mississippi Valley State at 7 p.m. Central in the Frank Erwin Center. UT will host Trinity (TX) in an exhibition contest prior to the season opener at the Erwin Center on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
2010-11 Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
1. Baylor (11) 121 2. Texas A&M (1) 109 3. Oklahoma 97 4. TEXAS 88 5. Iowa State 85 6. Kansas 64 7. Nebraska 58 8. Oklahoma State 50 9. Kansas State 40 10. Texas Tech 39 11. Missouri 26 12. Colorado 15