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ESPN Releases Updated Preseason Top 25 For The 2016-17 College Basketball Season

The World Wide Leader has revised its way-too-early preseason top 25 for the 2016-17 college basketball season now that the NBA Draft entry deadline has passed. 

There aren't too many surprises. 

Duke, which will likely be the unanimous No. 1 team in every preseason poll, has the top spot in ESPN's rankings. The Blue Devils return Grayson Allen and Amile Jefferson, among others, and bring in the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. Their rotation will be loaded

Villanova trails Duke in ESPN's ranking. The Wildcats, the reigning national champions, got great news last week when Josh Hart announced he was withdrawing from the NBA Draft. Can they repeat next spring? 

Kentucky, Kansas and Virginia round out ESPN's top five. 

Here's the full poll. 

  1. Duke
  2. Villanova
  3. Kentucky
  4. Kansas
  5. Virginia
  6. North Carolina
  7. Oregon
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Xavier
  10. Michigan State
  11. Indiana
  12. Arizona
  13. Louisville
  14. Purdue
  15. West Virginia
  16. Gonzaga
  17. UCLA
  18. Maryland
  19. Saint Mary's
  20. Creighton
  21. Rhode Island
  22. Cincinnati 
  23. Florida State
  24. Connecticut
  25. Syracuse

Who's your pick to win it all next year?

[ESPN]