Preseason Basketball AP Poll Top 25: Villanova receiving votes

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The initial AP poll has been released - surprise, surprise, Villanova was not ranked.

Kentucky is the preseason team to beat in College Basketball.

John Calipari's squad has been tabbed with the #1 ranking to start the 2013-14 season garnering 27 of  the 65 votes. Michigan St., Louisville, and Duke also received first votes and followed the Lexington school.

Marquette is the lone Big East team in the rankings, at #17. In no surprise to most Villanova fans, the Wildcats are not included in the Top 25, but are receiving votes along with conference rivals Creighton, Georgetown, and St. John's.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Kentucky (27) 21-12 1,546 NR
2 Michigan St. (22) 27-9 1,543 9
3 Louisville (14) 35-5 1,501 2
4 Duke (2) 30-6 1,435 6
5 Kansas 31-6 1,357 3
6 Arizona 27-8 1,311 21
7 Michigan 31-8 1,120 11
8 Oklahoma St. 24-9 1,093 17
8 Syracuse 30-10 1,093 15
10 Florida 29-8 1,048 14
11 Ohio St. 29-8 1,036 7
12 North Carolina 25-11 954 NR
13 Memphis 31-5 741 19
14 VCU 27-9 680 NR
15 Gonzaga 32-3 538 1
16 Wichita St. 30-9 512 NR
17 Marquette 26-9 510 15
18 UConn 20-10 448 NR
19 Oregon 28-9 408 25
20 Wisconsin 23-12 338 18
21 Notre Dame 25-10 332 23
22 UCLA 25-10 244 24
23 New Mexico 29-6 213 10
24 Virginia 23-12 189 NR
25 Baylor 23-14 180 NR
Schools Dropped Out
Others Receiving Votes
Tennessee 176, Creighton 145, Indiana 111, Colorado 83, Iowa 83, Harvard 46, Boise State 22, Villanova 14, Arizona State 11, Georgetown 11, UNLV 8, Washington 8, LSU 6, Pittsburgh 6, Stanford 6, Boston College 5, La Salle 4, Missouri 3, Saint Louis 3, St. John's 3, Cincinnati 1
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