The Top Twenty Five

by Associated Press on November 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ preseason 2017-18 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2016-17 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:

RecordPtsPrv
1. Duke (33)28-915727
2. Michigan St. (13)20-151520
3. Arizona (18)32-515064
4. Kansas (1)31-514393
5. Kentucky32-613406
6. Villanova32-412841
7. Wichita St.31-5127019
8. Florida27-9110020
9. North Carolina33-710475
10. Southern Cal26-10995
11. West Virginia28-984013
12. Cincinnati30-683718
13. Miami21-12836
14. Notre Dame26-1081414
15. Minnesota24-10642
16. Louisville25-957010
17. Xavier24-14544
18. Gonzaga37-25002
19. Northwestern24-12473
20. Purdue27-836215
21. UCLA31-53408
22. Saint Mary’s (Cal)29-533322
23. Seton Hall21-12274
24. Baylor27-816712
25. Texas A&M16-15130

Others receiving votes: Alabama 86, Virginia 57, Rhode Island 49, TCU 46, Providence 34, Missouri 19, Virginia Tech 16, Wisconsin 14, Butler 13, Texas 10, Maryland 7, Oklahoma 7, Nevada 7, Michigan 6, Dayton 5, Middle Tennessee 4, SMU 3, Oakland 2, Oregon 2, South Carolina 1, Harvard 1, UCF 1.