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College Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll Released

The College Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll ahead of the 2016-17 season is out.

We're just weeks away from the tip off of the upcoming college basketball season, and the first edition of the USA Today Coaches Poll is out. The top of the poll features many of the usual suspects in the sport; Duke, with its star-studded freshman class, is No. 1, followed by Kansas, national champion Villanova, Kentucky, and Oregon, all of which received first place votes.

Here is the full poll, via USA Today.

Ranking

Team

1st Place Votes

1

Duke

27

2

Kansas

1

3

Villanova

1

4

Kentucky

2

5

Oregon

1

6

North Carolina

0

7

Virginia

0

8

Xavier

0

9

Michigan State

0

10

Wisconsin

0

11

Arizona

0

12

Indiana

0

13

Gonzaga

0

14

Louisville

0

15

Purdue

0

16

UConn

0

17

Syracuse

0

18

West Virginia

0

19

St. Mary's

0

20

UCLA

0

21

Maryland

0

22

Texas

0

23

Creighton

0

24

Rhode Island

0

25

Cincinnati

0

After last season's crazy NCAA Tournament, and a wild offseason full of huge transfers and elite freshmen hitting campuses around the nation, we're pretty pumped for college basketball to get underway.