TCU Selected To Finish Second In Big 12
Feb. 12, 2013
FORT WORTH - In its inaugural season in the Big 12, the TCU baseball team was selected to finish second after receiving 55 points in a vote by the league's coaches. TCU garnered three of the nine first place votes.
Oklahoma was favored to win the league, receiving a total of 62 points and six first-place votes. Following TCU, Texas was voted to finish third with Baylor (fourth) and Oklahoma State (fifth) following and Texas Tech earning the No. 6 spot. Kansas State, Kansas and West Virginia round out the poll.
TCU is coming off an exciting 2012 campaign that saw it reach an NCAA Super Regional for the third time in the last four years. The Horned Frogs finished the season ranked as high as No. 15 after posting a 40-22 record.
The Frogs return 17 letterwinners from last season's squad that captured the NCAA College Station Regional title and its seventh straight league crown. Additionally, five of the everyday field starters return as do eight pitchers. This past fall, TCU welcomed 16 new faces to the squad. The group was tabbed as the 11th best recruiting class in the nation by Baseball America.
In four of the five preseason polls, TCU is the highest ranked team in the Big 12. The Frogs are ranked as high as No. 12 and as low as No. 15. The USA TODAY Sports coaches poll ranked the Frogs No. 12. Perfect Game and Baseball America have tabbed the Horned Frogs No. 14, while the NCBWA has ranked the Frogs No. 13. Collegiate Baseball ranked the Frogs No. 15.