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:
- Duke (58)
- Kentucky (2)
- Villanova (4)
- Oregon (1)
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
- Saint Mary’s
- West Virginia
- Rhode Island
- Iowa State