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Big 12 Basketball Preseason Poll: Kansas State Comes In At No. 1

The Kansas State Wildcats have a football team sporting a 4-0 record and now their basketball team is getting early recognition in advance of the 2010-2011 Big 12 Conference basketball season.

The Big 12 has released the preseason polls and K-State comes in at numero uno. This is the first time KSU has been ranked preseason No. 1 in the Big 12. They got 10 of the 12 first place votes.

The Wildcats are led by All-Big 12 First Team guard Jacob Pullen, who topped his squad in scoring with 19.3 points per game a year ago. He has scored in double figures in 37 consecutive outings, the second-longest streak in school history. K-State has nine lettermen returning from a team that advanced to an NCAA regional final for the first time since 1988.

Nine lettermen is quite a bit and that's the biggest reason they're this high. That, and their incredible run last year.

Here's the full set of Big 12 preseason rankings:

  Team (First-place Votes) Points
1. Kansas State (10) 119
2. Kansas (2) 109
3. Texas 99
4. Baylor 96
5. Missouri 82
6. Texas A&M 69
7. Texas Tech 52
8. Oklahoma State 51
9. Colorado 46
10. Nebraska 31
11. Oklahoma 27
12. Iowa State 11