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The Top Twenty Five

October 25, 2018 GMT

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ preseason college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2017-18 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last season’s final ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Kansas (37) 31-8 1581 4
2. Kentucky (19) 26-11 1529 18
3. Gonzaga (1) 32-5 1461 8
4. Duke (4) 29-8 1452 9
5. Virginia (2) 31-3 1286 1
6. Tennessee (1) 26-9 1268 13
7. Nevada 29-8 1230 24
8. North Carolina 26-11 1221 10
9. Villanova (1) 36-4 1085 2
10. Michigan St. 30-5 1024 5
11. Auburn 26-8 974 19
12. Kansas St. 25-12 922 —
13. West Virginia 26-11 678 15
14. Oregon 23-13 638 —
15. Virginia Tech 21-12 630 —
16. Syracuse 23-14 620 —
17. Florida St. 23-12 530 —
18. Mississippi St. 25-12 451 —
19. Michigan 33-8 437 7
20. TCU 21-12 311 —
21. UCLA 21-12 297 —
22. Clemson 25-10 268 20
23. LSU 18-15 187 —
24. Purdue 30-7 170 11
25. Washington 21-13 165 —

Others receiving votes: Loyola of Chicago 162, Marquette 124, Indiana 98, Florida 71, Nebraska 35, Maryland 28, Wisconsin 24, Notre Dame 22, Cincinnati 21, Alabama 15, UCF 15, Arizona 14, Buffalo 14, Louisville 11, Miami 10, San Diego State 9, Butler 6, Southern Cal 6, Texas Tech 6, Texas 5, Arizona St. 3, St. John’s 3, Providence 2, Xavier 2, Davidson 1, Marshall 1, Missouri 1, N.C. State 1.