LAWRENCE, Kan. — A poll of Big 12 men’s basketball coaches has the reigning national champion Kansas Jayhawks as the No. 2 favorite to win the conference this upcoming season.

With coaches not allowed to vote for their own team, Kansas received four first-place votes, one behind the preseason favorites Baylor Bears.

  1. Baylor Bears
  2. Kansas Jayhawks
  3. Texas Longhorns
  4. TCU Horned Frogs
  5. Oklahoma State Cowboys (tied for 5th)
  6. Texas Tech Red Raiders (tied for 5th)
  7. Oklahoma Sooners
  8. Iowa State Cyclones
  9. West Virginia Mountaineers
  10. Kansas State Wildcats

Baylor (2021) and Kansas (2022) have won the last two NCAA national championships. The programs shared the regular season conference title in 2022 after Baylor won it in 2021 and Kansas in 2020.

Kansas will begin an era without Ochai Agbaji, Christian Braun, David McCormack, Mitch Lightfoot and Remy Martin.

The Kansas State Wildcats are in last place in the preseason poll, entering the season with a new head coach.