AP Top 25 College Basketball Rankings – Preseason

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With the start of the 2016-17 college basketball season just around the corner, it is time to take a look at the official preseason rankings. On Monday afternoon, the Associated Press released its preseason AP Top 25 poll.

Entering the season, the Duke Blue Devils hold the No. 1 spot in the nation and earned 58 of a possible 65 first-place votes.

Others receiving first-place votes were No. 2 Kentucky, defending national champions No. 4 Villanova and No. 5 Oregon. Rounding out the top five is No. 3 Kansas.

Last year’s national runner-up North Carolina sits just outside of the top five at No. 6.

Where does your favorite team stand entering the season?

The full AP Top 25 college basketball rankings can be seen below, with first-place votes in parenthesis:

  1. Duke (58)
  2. Kentucky (2)
  3. Kansas
  4. Villanova (4)
  5. Oregon (1)
  6. North Carolina
  7. Xavier
  8. Virginia
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Arizona
  11. Indiana
  12. Michigan State
  13. Louisville
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Purdue
  16. UCLA
  17. Saint Mary’s
  18. UConn
  19. Syracuse
  20. West Virginia
  21. Texas
  22. Creighton
  23. Rhode Island
  24. Iowa State
  25. Maryland

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