NORMAN — Oklahoma finished tied with Kansas State at fifth place in the Big 12 Conference coaches preseason poll, released Thursday.
Kansas, which has won the last eight Big 12 regular-season titles, and Oklahoma State were tied atop the poll. The Jayhawks and Cowboys split the first-place votes from the coaches evenly.
Baylor was picked to finish third, followed by Iowa State.
West Virginia, Texas, Texas Tech and TCU were picked to finish seventh through 10th.
The Sooners’ exhibition season begins Nov. 2 when it hosts Washburn. The season opener is slated for Dec. 8 when they face Alabama in the Tip-Off at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
— John Shinn