The Lady Bears were also picked at the top of the preseason rankings in 2006, 2009-13 and last season. They have won or tied for seven regular season crowns, including the last six, as well as captured the past six Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship trophies.
Baylor received nine of 10 first-place votes (coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams). Second-place Texas received the other first-place vote while Oklahoma was chosen third. West Virginia and Kansas State rounded out the top five. TCU was picked sixth while Iowa State and Texas Tech tied for seventh. Oklahoma State was chosen ninth, followed by Kansas.
The 2016-17 season gets underway on Friday, November 11 with a full slate of non-conference games. League action begins on Thursday, December 29.
A Big 12 women's basketball preview show will be televised on FOX Sports affiliates prior to the beginning of the regular season. The first airdate will be Monday, November 7. Check local listings for dates and times.
2016-17 Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
Preseason Poll History
|Season||Preseason Selection||Big 12 Champion|
|1996-97||Poll Not Conducted||Kansas|
|1997-98||Texas Tech||Texas Tech|
|1999-00||Iowa State||Iowa State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma|
|2003-04||Texas||Texas, Kansas State|
|2006-07||Oklahoma||Texas A&M, Oklahoma|
|2007-08||Texas A&M||Kansas State|
|2013-14||Oklahoma||Baylor, West Virginia|