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Blue Ribbon Preseason Top 25: Kentucky is tops, 'Nova at #13

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The first of many preseason polls has been released.

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

One of the premier college basketball previews is out with their preseason Top 25, Blue Ribbon.

Unsurprising, John Calipari's loaded Kentucky Wildcats squad gets the nod at the #1 spot with Arizona Wildcats, Wisconsin Badgers, North Carolina, and Duke Blue Devils rounding out the Top 5.

Jay Wright's Villanova team was tabbed at #13 and are the only BIG EAST squad to be listed. Looking at the upcoming schedule, VCU is ranked a spot behind 'Nova at #14, Syracuse is 21st, and Michigan is at #23.

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason Top 25

Rank Team
1 Kentucky Wildcats
2 Arizona Wildcats
3 Wisconsin Badgers
4 North Carolina Tar Heels
5 Duke Blue Devils
6 Kansas Jayhawks
7 Wichita State Shockers
8 Virginia Cavaliers
9 Gonzaga Bulldogs
10 Florida Gators
11 Louisville Cardinals
12 Texas Longhorns
13 Villanova Wildcats
14 VCU Rams
15 Ohio State Buckeyes
16 Connecticut Huskies
17 San Diego State Aztecs
18 Iowa State Cyclones
19 SMU Mustangs
20 Michigan State Spartans
21 Syracuse Orange
22 Stanford Cardinal
23 Michigan Wolverines
24 Nebraska Cornhuskers
25 Oklahoma Sooners