Texas is a distant second to unanimous favorite TCU in the Big 12 baseball preseason poll.
The Horned Frogs, who won last season’s conference tournament, received eight first-place votes and 64 points compared to Texas’ one first-place vote and 55 points. Coaches cannot vote for their own team.
Reigning regular season champion Oklahoma State is third, followed by Texas Tech, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Baylor, Kansas, and Kansas State.
Since 1999, the preseason favorite has gone on to win the regular season title five times but has fallen short every season since Texas won in 2010.
2015 Big 12 Coaches Preseason Poll
1. TCU (8) 64
2. Texas (1) 55
3. Oklahoma State 47
4. Texas Tech 46
5. Oklahoma 38
6. West Virginia 22
7. Baylor 18
9. Kansas State 16
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