The Top Twenty Five

by Associated Press on October 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ preseason 2016-17 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2015-16 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last year’s final ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Duke (58) 25-11 1612 19
2. Kentucky (2) 27-9 1479 10
3. Kansas 33-5 1476 1
4. Villanova (4) 35-5 1465 6
5. Oregon (1) 31-7 1343 5
6. North Carolina 33-7 1314 3
7. Xavier 28-6 1167 9
8. Virginia 29-8 1149 4
9. Wisconsin 22-13 1135
10. Arizona 25-9 1004 17
11. Indiana 27-8 917 14
12. Michigan St. 29-6 903 2
13. Louisville 23-8 755 16
14. Gonzaga 28-8 699
15. Purdue 26-9 672 12
16. UCLA 15-17 540
17. Saint Mary’s (Cal) 29-6 512
18. UConn 25-11 504
19. Syracuse 23-14 464
20. West Virginia 26-9 360 8
21. Texas 20-13 250
22. Creighton 20-15 231
23. Rode Island 17-15 199
24. Iowa St. 23-12 168 22
25. Maryland 27-9 144 18

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 110, Dayton 98, Florida St. 88, California 74, San Diego St. 48, Miami 35, NC State 29, Butler 21, Wichita St. 21, Florida 18, Virginia Tech 18, Ohio St. 18, Mississippi St. 14, Texas A&M 14, Oklahoma 11, Colorado 10, Michigan 8, Monmouth (NJ) 7, Notre Dame 6, Washington 5, Seton Hall 5, Princeton 2, Ohio 1, Harvard 1, Vanderbilt 1.