Jayhawks Picked Seventh in Big 12 Preseason Poll
IRVING, Texas – Kansas women’s basketball was selected to finish seventh in 2013-14 by the Big 12 coaches as released by the conference on Wednesday afternoon.
Oklahoma was named the preseason favorite by the league coaches, an honor that the Sooners have claimed four times, tallying five first-place votes. Baylor, who won the previous three Big 12 titles, was picked to finish second with three first-place votes.
West Virginia and Oklahoma State tied for third with 63 points. The Mountaineers were awarded the final two first-place votes. Texas was next at No. 5, followed by Iowa State, Kansas, TCU, Kansas State and Texas Tech.
The Big 12 has ranked No. 1 in conference RPI for the past six seasons and has led the nation in attendance for 14 consecutive years.
Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s 2013-14 squad returns two starters including junior forward Chelsea Gardner and the anticipated return of junior guard Natalie Knight. The Jayhawks have seven letterwinners back from last season’s roster and welcome five freshmen, who are eager to make an impact on the court.
Kansas kicks off the season with an exhibition game on Wednesday, Oct. 30 against Pittsburg State in Allen Fieldhouse at 8 p.m.
2013-14 Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll
1. Oklahoma (5) 74
2. Baylor (3) 70
3. West Virginia (2) 63
Oklahoma State 63
5. Texas 49
6. Iowa State 47
7. Kansas 26
8. TCU 23
9. K-State 20
10. Texas Tech 15
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