Four Big 12 men's basketball teams have been ranked in the Blue Ribbon 2011-12 preseason top 25. The total of four ranked squads - Kansas, Texas A&M, Baylor and Missouri - is tied for the second-most of any conference. The Big 12 has had nine teams ranked in the preseason Blue Ribbon tally over the past two years.
The 2011-12 Big 12 men's basketball season opens on Wednesday, November 9 when Texas A&M hosts Liberty. Conference play begins on Monday, January 2 when the Aggies travel to Baylor.
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1. North Carolina
3. Ohio State
16. TEXAS A&M
17. Florida State
20. Michigan State