Big 12 Conference coaches have annointed Missouri as the preseason favorite to capture the conference crown this coming season.â†µ
The Tigers, the defending conference champions after, winning their first Big 12 regular-season title a year ago, garnered three of the nine first-place votes and 59 points overall in the balloting. Oklahoma received four first-place votes and 56 points to finish second in the annual preseason poll, and Texas was voted third.â†µ
Texas A&M was picked to finish fourth in the 2012 Big 12 softball standings, followed by Baylor, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State do not field softball teams.