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Big Ten Leads Nation With 7 AP Top-25 Teams

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 02 Illinois at Iowa

The Preseason AP Poll was released today, and seven Big Ten teams made the Top-25. The Big Ten also leads the nation in the Top-10 with three teams. The Big Ten also leads the country with total teams in the Top-25 with seven teams. The Big XII is the next closest conference with five teams.

Preseason AP Poll

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Villanova
  4. Virginia
  5. Iowa Hawkeyes
  6. Kansas
  7. Wisconsin Badgers
  8. Illinois Fighting Illini
  9. Duke
  10. Kentucky
  11. Creighton
  12. Tennessee
  13. Michigan State Spartans
  14. Texas Tech
  15. West Virginia
  16. North Carolina
  17. Houston
  18. Arizona State
  19. Texas
  20. Oregon
  21. Florida State
  22. UCLA
  23. Ohio State Buckeyes
  24. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  25. Michigan Wolverines

Others Receiving Votes:

LSU 146, Memphis 69, Florida 69, Alabama 50, Indiana Hoosiers 48, Louisville 41, Richmond 40, Stanford 14, Providence 9, Saint Louis 8, Auburn 8, San Diego State 6, Connecticut 6, BYU 4, Loyola Chicago 3, Seton Hall 2, UNC Greensboro 1, Northern Iowa 1


The Big Ten looks to once again be one of the deeper leagues in the country this season. The men’s basketball season officially tips off in 16 days.