WACO, Texas — When the USA Today Coaches' Poll released its preseason Top 25 on Thursday, fans of the Baylor green and gold were elated.
Baylor was the top-ranked team in the country according to the poll, just ahead of Gonzaga. The Bulldogs out-rank the Bears in the Associated Press' preseason poll.
- Michigan State
- Texas Tech
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- Arizona State
- Florida State
- Ohio State
Baylor returns several key players, including G Jared Butler who received first-team preseason All-American honors from the AP on Wednesday.
The Bears open the 2020-21 season at the Empire Classic in Uncasville, Connecticut, Nov. 25th against Arizona State.