Preseason Top 25: Illini get 2 votes

 

We have to wait until Nov. 1 for the AP's preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll. But the coaches weighed in today:

 

USA Today Preseason Top 25 Poll

The top 25 teams in the preseason USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2012-13 records, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and final 2012-13 ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

 1. Kentucky (16) 21-12 767 1

 2. Michigan State (3) 27-9 749 13

 3. Louisville (10) 35-5 741 1

 4. Duke (3) 30-6 710 5

 5. Arizona 27-8 637 14

 6. Kansas 31-6 623 8

 7. Syracuse 30-10 551 3

 8. Florida 29-8 550 9

 9. Michigan 31-8 548 2

10. Ohio State 29-8 533 6

11. North Carolina 25-11 494 -

12. Oklahoma State 24-9 462 -

13. Memphis 31-5 334 18

14. Gonzaga 32-3 270 12

15. VCU 27-9 258 23

16. Wichita State 30-9 233 4

17. Marquette 26-9 230 11

18. Oregon 28-9 175 15

19. Connecticut 20-10 167 -

20. New Mexico 29-6 153 19

21. Wisconsin 23-12 148 22

22. Notre Dame 25-10 128 -

23. UCLA 25-10 121 -

24. Indiana 29-7 118 7

25. Virginia 23-12 103 -

Others receiving votes: Baylor 102; Colorado 93; Creighton 87; Iowa 86; Tennessee 73; Georgetown 38; Harvard 28; Pittsburgh 23; California 16; Boise State 11; Saint Louis 8; La Salle 7; Missouri 4; Temple 4; Villanova 4; Kansas State 3; Arizona State 2; Illinois 2; Iowa State 2; LSU 2; Georgia 1; UNLV 1.

 

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