TCU baseball was picked second in the Big 12 preseason coaches’ poll, just one point behind Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders were last picked No. 1 in the preseason poll in 1999. This year they received five of nine first-place votes. The Horned Frogs received the other four. Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia came in at Nos. 3-5. TCU and Tech were co-champions of the Big 12 regular season in 2017.
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TCU has been to four consecutive College World Series. Texas Tech has been to two CWS under Tim Tadlock since 2013. TCU opens the season against Grand Canyon in Phoenix on Feb. 16.
Big 12 preseason
Texas Tech (5)
First-place votes in parentheses. Coaches can’t vote for their own team.