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College Basketball Top 25 Poll Released, Hoosiers Ranked #1

 

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The preseason USA Today/Coaches’ top 25 college basketball poll was released today. The Indiana Hoosiers, who return 4 starters from last season’s sweet 16 squad, are ranked #1.

No ACC teams made the top 5. The highest ranked ACC team comes from the state of North Carolina, but it isn’t Duke or UNC. North Carolina State received a #6 preseason ranking. Former Alabama coach Mark Gottfried enters his second season with the Wolfpack with plenty of expectations.

Listed below is the top 25 poll, with each school’s ranking and how many first place votes they received. Also listed is their record from last season, total point total based on votes, and their ranking in last season’s final poll.

1. Indiana (21) 27-9 761 13
2. Louisville (5) 30-10 738 4
3. Kentucky (5) 38-2 718 1
4. Ohio State 31-8 617 3
5. Michigan 24-10 605 22
6. N.C. State 24-13 581 20
7. Kansas 32-7 563 2
8. Duke 27-7 516 14
9. Syracuse 34-3 502 5
10. Florida 26-11 422 9
11. Arizona 23-12 411
12. North Carolina 32-6 401 6
13. UCLA 19-14 396
14. Michigan State 29-8 391 7
15. Creighton 29-6 325 21
16. Memphis 26-9 307
17. Missouri 30-5 289 11
18. Baylor 30-8 266 8
19. UNLV 26-9 203
20. San Diego State 26-8 196
21. Wisconsin 26-10 191 12
22. Gonzaga 26-7 166
23. Notre Dame 22-12 122
24. Florida State 25-10 61 15
24. Texas 20-14 61

Others receiving votes: Saint Louis 58, VCU 40, Cincinnati 33, Murray State  30, Kansas State 13, Saint Mary’s 11, New Mexico 10, Tennessee 10, Minnesota 9,  Pittsburgh 9, Marquette 8, Stanford 7, Butler 6, Oklahoma State 6, Colorado  State 4, Middle Tennessee 3, Drexel 2, Georgia 2, Miami 2, Saint Joseph’s 2,  Marshall 1.

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