The 2019-20 college basketball season is right around the corner. This afternoon, the Associated Press released its preseason top 25 poll.
Michigan State, which lost in the Final Four last season, comes into 2019-20 as the No. 1 team in the country. The Spartans returned several key players and Tom Izzo brought in another elite recruiting class.
Kentucky, which reloads as well as anyone, is ranked No. 2. Kansas, Duke and Louisville round out the preseason top five.
Here's the complete top 25, from the AP:
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
- Seton Hall
- Texas Tech
- Utah State
- Ohio State
- Saint Mary's
The 2019-20 men's college basketball season is set to open on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Duke-Kansas and Michigan State-Kentucky highlight the sport's opening night slate.