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Associated Press College Basketball Preseason Top 25 Released

michigan state and texas tech at halftime of the final four

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 06: A general view during the 2019 NCAA Final Four semifinal between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Michigan State Spartans at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 6, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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:

  1. Michigan State
  2. Kentucky
  3. Kansas
  4. Duke
  5. Louisville
  6. Florida
  7. Maryland
  8. Gonzaga
  9. North Carolina
  10. Villanova
  11. Virginia
  12. Seton Hall
  13. Texas Tech
  14. Memphis
  15. Oregon
  16. Baylor
  17. Utah State
  18. Ohio State
  19. Xavier
  20. Saint Mary's
  21. Arizona
  22. LSU
  23. Purdue
  24. Auburn
  25. VCU

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.