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Baylor Selected Favorite in Preseason Poll
October 12, 2016
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Baylor has been selected as the preseason favorite for the seventh time in Conference history to win the Big 12 women's basketball regular season title in 2016-17 in a vote of the league's head coaches.

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
1. Baylor (9) 81
2. Texas (1) 73
3. Oklahoma 61
4. West Virginia 57
5. K-State 50
6. TCU 34
T7. Iowa State 28
  Texas Tech 28
9. Oklahoma State 23
10. Kansas 15
(first place votes in parentheses; coaches not allowed to vote for their own team)

Preseason Poll History
Season Preseason Selection Big 12 Champion
1996-97 Poll Not Conducted Kansas
1997-98 Texas Tech Texas Tech
1998-99 Kansas Texas Tech
1999-00 Iowa State Iowa State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma
2000-01 Iowa State Oklahoma
2001-02 Oklahoma Oklahoma
2002-03 Texas Tech Texas
2003-04 Texas Texas, Kansas State
2004-05 Texas Baylor
2005-06 Baylor Oklahoma
2006-07 Oklahoma Texas A&M, Oklahoma
2007-08 Texas A&M Kansas State
2008-09 Oklahoma Oklahoma
2009-10 Baylor Nebraska
2010-11 Baylor Baylor
2011-12 Baylor Baylor
2012-13 Baylor Baylor
2013-14 Oklahoma Baylor, West Virginia
2014-15 Texas Baylor
2015-16 Baylor Baylor
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