MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Oct. 22, 2020) – The West Virginia University women’s basketball team was picked fifth in this year’s Big 12 Preseason Poll in a vote by the league’s 10 head coaches, the conference announced Thursday.
Baylor once again was selected as the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 regular-season title, after receiving nine first-place votes. Second-place Texas received the other first-place vote, while Iowa State was picked third. Kansas State and West Virginia rounded out the top five. Texas Tech was selected sixth, while Oklahoma was seventh and Oklahoma State was eighth, followed by TCU and Kansas.
Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team in the poll.
The Mountaineers were picked to finish third in last year’s preseason poll. WVU posted a record of 17-12, including a 7-11 mark in Big 12 play, to finish sixth in the conference in 2019-20.
The Mountaineers opened official practice on Oct. 14. The 2020-21 college basketball season opens on Wednesday, Nov. 25.