AP Top 25 Preseason Poll Released

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With the college basketball season around the corner, AP released its annual preseason top 25 poll on Monday.

Perennial powerhouse, Duke tops the list at no. 1., after receiving 58 of 64 first-place votes from the national media panel.

“it is always an honor to be ranked No. 1,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “We understand that no teams have played a regular-season game at this point, so many things can and often do change throughout the course of a college basketball season. Certainly, we’re excited that people think highly of our team and the ACC as a whole.”

The Blue Devils finished its 2015 campaign 25-11.They’ll return three starters from from a team that fell in the NCAA tournament regional semifinals to Oregon last season.

Kentucky, who received two first place votes, and Kansas are ranked no. 2 and no. 3 respectively. The Wildcats finished 27-9, before losing in the regional semifinals. The Jayhawks were 33-5, falling to the eventual tournament winners, Villanova.

The defending national champions received four first place votes, making the list at no. 4.

The Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten are tied with five ranked teams each. The Big 12 has four.

AP Top 25 Poll:

(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Duke (58)
Record: 25-11
PV Rank

19

Points

1,612

2
Record: 27-9
10
1,479
3
Record: 33-5
1
1,476
4
Record: 35-5
6
1,465
5
Oregon (1)
Record: 31-7
5
1,343
6
Record: 33-7
3
1,314
7
Record: 28-6
9
1,167
8
Record: 29-8
4
1,149
9
Record: 22-13
1,135
10
Record: 25-9
17
1,004
11
Record: 27-8
14
917
12
Record: 29-6
2
903
13
Record: 23-8
16
755
14
Record: 28-8
699
15
Record: 26-9
12
672
16
Record: 15-17
540
17
Record: 29-6
512
18
504
19
Record: 23-14
464
20
Record: 26-9
8
360
21
Record: 20-13
250
22
Record: 20-15
231
23
Record: 17-15
199
24
Record: 23-12
22
168
25
Record: 27-9
18
144

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