Defending Champions Duke Takes Top Spot in First Preseason College Basketball Poll

by 8 years ago

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Preseason Coaches' Poll

Rank Team '09-'10 Record Points '09-'10 Final Rank
1 Duke (29) 35-5 772 1
2 Michigan State (2) 28-9 737 4
3 Kansas State 29-8 656 7
4 Pittsburgh 25-9 656 7
5 Ohio State 29-8 615 11
6 Villanova 25-8 552 15
7 Kansas 33-3 538 6
8 Purdue 29-6 521 12
9 North Carolina 20-17 467 NR
10 Kentucky 35-3 449 5
11 Florida 21-13 424 NR
12 Gonzaga 27-7 423 23
13 Syracuse 30-5 422 8
14 Baylor 28-8 362 10
15 Missouri 23-11 354 NR
16 Illinois 21-15 329 NR
17 Washington 26-10 307 21
18 Butler 33-5 245 2
19 Memphis 24-10 212 NR
20 Tennessee 28-9 158 9
21 Georgetown 23-11 129 NR
22 Temple 29-6 120 NR
23 Virginia Tech 25-9 97 NR
24 Wisconsin 24-9 81 24
25 Texas 24-10 88

NR

Others receiving votes: San Diego State (25-9) 73; Brigham Young (30-6) 55; West Virginia (31-7) 49; Minnesota (21-14) 41; Florida State (22-10) 31; UNLV (25-9) 19; Wichita State (25-10) 13; UCLA (14-18) 12; Vanderbilt (24-9) 11; North Carolina State (20-16) 10; Georgia (14-17) 9; Richmond (26-9) 9; Xavier (26-9) 8; Mississippi State (24-12) 7; Utah State (27-8) 6; California (24-11) 5; Texas A&M (24-10) 5; Murray State (31-5) 4; New Mexico (30-5) 4; Louisville (20-13) 3; Arizona (16-15) 2; Dayton (25-12) 2; Marquette (22-12) 2; Maryland (24-9) 2; Saint Mary's (28-6) 2; Northwestern (20-14) 1.


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