The start of the 2017-18 college basketball season is just around the corner and the Associated Press has given us a look at some early rankings. On Wednesday afternoon, the AP Preseason Top 25 was released with the Duke Blue Devils sitting at No. 1.
The Blue Devils are led by veteran guard Grayson Allen and the nation’s top recruit, Marvin Bagley III, who reclassified in order to play this season.
Duke received 33 first-place votes, while No. 2 Michigan State received 13 and No. 3 Arizona received 18. No. 4 Kansas was the only other team to receive a first-place vote, pulling in one. Kentucky rounds out the top five.
The defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels check in at No. 9, while last year’s runner-up, Gonzaga, sits at No. 18.
Where does your favorite college basketball program stand entering the 2017-18 season?
The complete AP Preseason Top 25 can be seen below:
- Duke (33)
- Michigan State (13)
- Arizona (18)
- Kansas (1)
- Wichita State
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- Notre Dame
- Saint Mary’s
- Seton Hall
- Texas A&M