Baylor will enter the season ranked 23rd in the A.P. poll. Baylor is ranked 21st in the coaches poll.
The Bears are among four Big 12 teams ranked in the poll. Oklahoma is 3rd, TCU is 13th and Oklahoma State is 21st. Houston also checks in at 15th. Alabama, as expected, is ranked #1.
Although preseason rankings do not matter as much anymore in the playoff era, it’s nice the Bears are ranked.