Coaches Pick Sooners Third in Big 12 Poll

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 07, 2010

Oct. 7, 2010


IRVING, Texas -- The University of Oklahoma was selected third in the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Poll released Thursday.

Baylor was chosen as the preseason favorite to win the 2010-11 Big 12 women’s basketball regular season title for the second consecutive year.

The Lady Bears received all of the possible 11 first-place votes (coaches cannot vote for their own team). Texas A&M, winner of the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship, was picked second and nabbed the other first-place vote.

Texas was chosen fourth followed by Iowa State in fifth and Kansas sixth. Nebraska, last year’s regular season champion, was selected seventh, followed by Oklahoma State in eighth; Kansas State listed ninth, Texas Tech in 10th, Missouri 11th and Colorado 12th.

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On the heels of back-to-back Final Four appearances, Oklahoma remains a strong contender in the conference.  The Sooners return State Farm Coaches’ All-American Danielle Robinson and will soon render the services of 2009 Big 12 Freshman of the Year Whitney Hand.  OU introduces six newcomers, including high school All-Americans Aaryn Ellenberg and Nicole Griffin.

Head coaches and select student-athletes will convene in Kansas City on Oct. 20 for the annual Big 12 Women’s Basketball Media Day. Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium will serve as the site of the 2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship March 8-9 & 11-12.

Oklahoma begins its season with an exhibition game against Oklahoma Christian at the Lloyd Noble Center Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.

2010-11 Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
1. Baylor (11) 121  
2. Texas A&M (1) 109  
3. Oklahoma 97  
4. Texas 88  
5. Iowa State 85  
6. Kansas 64  
7. Nebraska 58  
8. Oklahoma State 50  
9. Kansas State 40  
10. Texas Tech 39  
11. Missouri 26  
12. Colorado 15  
(first place votes in parentheses; coaches not allowed to vote for their own team)






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