While the Colorado Buffaloes aren't in the preseason AP College Basketball Poll, four Big 12 teams did make the opening poll. Kansas State is the highest at No. 3 (receiving two first-place votes), followed by No. 7 Kansas, No. 15 Missouri and No. 16 Baylor. However, the Buffs did receive seven points to at least receive a mention in the preseason poll. Texas was the other team to receive points in the AP poll, being the first team out with 107 points.â†µ
Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri, Baylor and Texas were all ranked in the ESPN/USA Today College Basketball Top 25 poll. The Colorado Buffaloes did not receive any votes.
As Nate Timmons wrote earlier in the week, the Buffs are a team to be excited about this season with Alec Burks and Cory Higgins. The Buffs kick off their season on Fri., Nov. 12 with a home game against Idaho State. Big 12 play begins on Sat., Jan. 8, 2011 against the Missouri Tigers at home.â†µ