The West Virginia baseball team was picked to finish seventh in this year’s Big 12 preseason poll, the conference announced on Thursday.
After their historic run in 2019, Randy Mazey’s squad earned 26 points in the poll along with a first place vote.
Last season, the Mountainers were picked sixth with 31 points and no first place votes. After going 34-18 in the regular season, West Virginia finished fourth in the Big 12 and were the runners-up in the Big 12 Tournament.
Texas Tech was picked to finish in front with 62 points and six first place votes. This is the third consecutive year that the Red Raiders have gotten the preseason nod, and it is coming off a 2019 in which they fell to Michigan in the semifinals of the College World Series.
The poll was voted upon by the nine coaches in the Big 12. They were not permitted to vote for their own team.
Here is the full 2020 Big 12 Baseball Preseason Poll:
- Texas Tech (6) 62
- Oklahoma State 52
- TCU (1) 45
- Oklahoma 40
- Texas (1) 38
- Baylor 35
- West Virginia (1) 26
- Kansas State 15
- Kansas 11