The Kansas men's basketball team was ranked No. 7 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Thursday.
KU was one of four Big 12 teams picked in the top 16: Kansas State was No. 3, picking up two first-place votes; Missouri was 15th; and Baylor was 16th. Texas and Colorado also received votes but were not ranked.
The Jayhawks open the exhibition season at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Washburn.
AP preseason college basketball poll
Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 126, Texas 107, Georgia 67, West Virginia 65, Minnesota 55, Wichita St. 28, Florida St. 28, UNLV 21, Richmond 17, Murray St. 15, Vanderbilt 14, N.C. State 10, Connecticut 8, Arizona 8, Colorado 7, Mississippi Ohio 4, Miami (FL) 4, Dayton 3, Old Dominion 2, New Mexico 1, Georgia Tech 1, Wofford 1.
• A previous version of this story was updated.