Texas' Imani Boyette née McGee-Stafford (34), battles for the ball with TCU's Jada Butts(15) during a NCAA college basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT Women's Basketball

Baylor, Texas 1-2 in women’s poll

Baylor, Texas finished 1-2 last year

Posted October 14th, 2015

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  • Texas was chosen No. 1 by league coaches last season.

Hardly a surprise, Baylor and Texas have been chosen 1-2 in the Big 12 preseason women’s basketball poll, in a vote of the league’s head coaches.

The Lady Bears were also picked at the top of the preseason rankings in 2005-06 and four consecutive seasons from 2009-13. They have won or tied for six regular season titles, including the last five, as well as captured the past five Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship trophies.

Baylor's Nina Davis(13) looks to pass over Texas' Kelsey Lang(40), Imani McGee-Stafford(34), Brooke McCarty(11) and Brady Sanders(32) during a NCAA college basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Baylor’s Nina Davis(13) looks to pass over Texas’ Kelsey Lang(40), Imani Boyette née McGee-Stafford(34), Brooke McCarty(11) and Brady Sanders(32) during a NCAA college basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Baylor received eight of 10 first-place votes (coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams). Second-place Texas and third-place Oklahoma each also received a first-place vote and were separated by just one point. Iowa State and TCU rounded out the top five and were also a point apart. West Virginia was picked sixth, followed by K-State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas.

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The 2015-16 season gets underway on Friday, November 13 with a full slate of non-conference games. League action begins on Wednesday, December 30.

2015-16 Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

  1. Baylor (8)                   80
  2. Texas (1)                     70
  3. Oklahoma (1)             69
  4. Iowa State                   48
  5. TCU                               47
  6. West Virginia            40
  7. K-State                         36
  8. Oklahoma State        27
  9. Texas Tech                  18
  10. Kansas                          15

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