Two-time defending regular season champion Oklahoma Baptist is the pick of Sooner Athletic Conference volleyball coaches to take the league title in 2012.
The Lady Bison, who were 14-0 in the SAC last season, received five of seven first-place votes and finished with 35 of a possible 36 points in the poll.
"It's good to be able have the respect of a lot of good programs in this league," said Lady Bison Coach Anna Howle. "It gives us a lot of confidence but it also puts a big target on our back and we lost a good senior class. We'll have a lot to prove."
Lubbock Christian picked up the remaining two first-place votes and had 28 points.
Wayland Baptist is third with 25 points, finishing just ahead of John Brown at 24. Oklahoma City is ranked fifth with 18 points, Mid-America Christian sixth with nine points and St. Gregory's is ranked seventh with eight points.
SAC Volleyball Coaches' Poll Results
No. School (first place votes) Points 2011 Record
1 Oklahoma Baptist (5) 35 31-11 (14-0)
2 Lubbock Christian (2) 28 24-8 (10-4)
3 Wayland Baptist 25 20-15 (8-6)
4 John Brown 24 18-16 (6-8)
5 Oklahoma City 18 12-25 (5-9)
6 Mid-America Christian 9 7-27 (1-13)
7 St. Gregory's 8 8-21 (1-13)