NCAA Basketball

KU, not Baylor, picked as Big 12's best

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

IRVING, Texas (AP) Kansas has been picked by Big 12 head coaches as the favorite to win the conference title after Baylor won the league title last season and went on to win its first national championship.

The Jayhawks got eight of 10 first-place votes and 80 of 81 potential points from the coaches, who couldn't vote for their own teams in the poll released Thursday. Texas got the remaining two first-place votes and 70 points to rank second.

Baylor was picked third after the departures of AP Big 12 player of the year Jared Butler and fellow standout guards Davion Mitchell and MaCio Teague.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga31-1
2 Illinois24-7
3 Baylor28-2
4 Michigan23-5
5 Alabama26-7
6 Houston28-4
7 Ohio State21-10
8 Iowa22-9
9 Texas19-8
10 Arkansas25-7
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga31-1
2 Alabama26-7
3 Houston28-4
4 Baylor28-2
5 Michigan23-5
6 BYU20-7
7 San Diego State23-5
8 Oklahoma State21-9
9 Illinois24-7
10 St. Bonaventure16-5
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