BAYLOR TABBED PRESEASON FAVORITE IN BIG 12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES POLL
NCAA champion Baylor was picked to win its second consecutive Big 12 Conference
women's basketball title in the 2005-06 preseason poll voted on by the league's
head coaches. The Lady Bears received six first place votes and totaled 113
points to edge out second place
Texas Tech was a close third with the four remaining first place votes and 108 points. Oklahoma (91 points), Nebraska (70 points), Kansas (66 points), Texas A&M (59 points), Kansas State (56 points), Iowa State (45 points), Missouri (37 points), Oklahoma State (23 points) and Colorado (14 points) round out the poll.
Baylor returns Kodak All-American Sophia Young and two other starters from last year's squad that finished 33-3 overall and 14-2 in conference play while winning the NCAA national championship and the Big 12 regular season and championship titles.
Lady Bears were one of six Big 12 teams to compete in the 2005 NCAA Women's
Basketball Championship, joining
Preseason All-Big 12 Team will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The annual Big
12 Basketball Media Days will be conducted Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19 and
Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
1. Baylor (6) 113
(first place votes in parentheses; coaches not allowed to vote for their own team)