LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech men’s basketball has been picked fifth in the Big 12 Preseason Poll announced on Thursday.

The Red Raiders finished third last season in the first year under head coach Mark Adams.

Baylor was picked to win the league over Kansas. The Bears edged out the Jayhawks with five first-place votes and 77 points to four first-place votes and 73 points.

Texas received the other first-place vote to finish third followed by TCU.

The Red Raiders and Oklahoma State received the same amount of points to tie for fifth.

The poll is made up the votes of the league’s head coaches.

2022-23 Big 12 Preseason Poll

Team (First-place votes)Points
1.Baylor (5)77
2.Kansas (4)73
3.Texas (1)64
T5.Oklahoma State42
Texas Tech42
8.Iowa State30
9.West Virginia20
10.Kansas State12

Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own team.

(The Texas Tech Sports Communications Department contributed to this report.)