It comes with no surprise: the Kansas Jayhawks are atop the 2015-16 Big 12 Preseason Poll and the unanimous selection to win the conference regular season title.
It was the 14th time in conference history that Kansas was selected unanimously to win the Big 12. The Jayhawks return four starters from last year’s squad led by senior Perry Ellis, who averaged 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game on his way to his first All-Big 12 First Team selection.
Iowa State was the only other team to receive a first place vote. The Cyclones also return four starters and are one of the favorites to challenge Kansas atop the conference, even with new head coach Steve Prohm.
Below is the 2015-16 Big 12 Preseason Poll:
Team (First-place votes) Points
1. Kansas (9)* 81
2. Oklahoma 70
3. Iowa State (1) 68
4. Texas 51
5. Baylor 49
6. West Virginia 47
7. Oklahoma State 33
T-8. Kansas State 18
T-8. TCU 18
10. Texas Tech 15
* – Unanimous Selection
Nine points were awarded for first place, eight for second, etc.
Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own team.