If you like competitive basketball, you might want to hold on to your butts.

The Big 12 has five teams inside the top 25 in the AP's initial top 25 poll. Both Baylor and Kansas made their mark in the top 10, with Baylor just a few votes away from being number 1 overall. Kansas chimed in at number six.

Texas Tech slotted in third in the Big 12 and 14th nationally, with West Virginia and Texas at 15th and 19th, respectively.

Here's a look at the rest of the top 25:

The Red Raiders also have a non-conference opponent on the list, with Houston getting their name called as the 17th best team to start the season.

It's not just the AP poll that's high on the top half of the Big 12. The Ken Pomeroy rankings also have the same five teams high in their rankings, with all five actually inside the top 10 nationally. Kenpom.com has the teams in the same order, with Baylor at no. 1, Kansas at no. 5, Texas Tech at no. 6, West Virginia at no. 8 and Texas at no. 9.

The next closest team is Oklahoma sitting at no. 31. On the other end of the KenPom metric is Kansas State, which is the worst-rated Big 12 team at 133rd overall.

The Red Raiders' season starts with Northwestern State coming to Lubbock on November 25th, 2020.

Here are your 2020-21 Texas Tech Red Raiders:

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