WVU Picked as Big 12 Runner-Up in Preseason Poll

MORGANTOWN - The Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll was released on Thursday. The Mountaineers are picked to finish as the conference runner-up behind the Jayhawks.

Kansas is picked to win its 14th-consecutive Big 12 men’s basketball regular season championship. This is the  the sixth-consecutive year KU is the preseason favorite. 

TCU, Texas and Baylor follow West Virginia to make up the top five. Picked to finish in the bottom half is Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Iowa State and Oklahoma State.   

The Big 12 will tip off the 2017-18 campaign with its annual media day on October 24 at Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Here’s the full Big 12 Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll:

1. Kansas (9)               81
2. West Virginia (1)      71
3. TCU                         64
4. Texas                       49
5. Baylor                      47
6. Oklahoma                43
7. Texas Tech              36
8. Kansas State           27
9. Iowa State               22
10. Oklahoma State    10

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