USA Today has released their 2017-18 Preseason Coaches poll and the Villanova Wildcats have been tabbed at the #6 spot.
Duke starts the season at the top spot with Michigan State, Kansas, Kentucky, and Arizona rounding out the Top 5.
The Blue Devils received 20 first-place votes, Michigan State nine, Arizona two and Florida one. The coaches ranked Duke at the top spot in the preseason for the second year in a row.
The BIG EAST is also represented by Xavier at #17 and Seton Hall at #23. Providence and Creighton were also receiving votes.
Looking ahead at Villanova’s non-conference schedule, Gonzaga is at #19 and Purdue, a possible opponent at the Battle 4 Atlantis, is #21.
Villanova’s season tips off on November 10th when the ‘Cats host Columbia.
2018 USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll