CBS Sports: Baylor men’s basketball top ranked team in Texas

Football season might not be treating Baylor too well, but the Bears men’s basketball team might alleviate some of those woes.

Baylor men’s basketball is the No. 1 ranked team in the state of Texas, according to CBS Sports, and should compete for a Big 12 title this season.

“Twenty-three D-I teams come from the Longhorn State,” CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander wrote. “We think six are top-50 quality this season, but Baylor sets up as the best for now. The Bears return all-important floor general Manu Lecomte. Scott Drew’s zone defense, combined with BU’s personnel, should amount to a top-15 [defense] in college basketball.”

Texas A&M checked in at No. 2 in the state of Texas rankings, while conference foe Texas sits at No. 3, TCU at No. 4 and Texas Tech at No. 7.

Preseason All-Big 12 honorable mention selections Lecomte and Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. should both be key to the Bears’ success in 2017-18.

Bears begin their season with a 1 p.m. ET clash with Central Arkansas on Nov. 10.

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