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ESPN Releases New Preseason Top 25 For 2018-19

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We have a new preseason top 25 for the 2018-19 college basketball season. It features some changes.

ESPN has updated its "way too early" preseason top 25 poll in the wake of the NBA Draft decisions. Several programs have lost multiple players to the league.

The Worldwide Leader has Kansas at No. 1. The Jayhawks were No. 1 in the last poll, and while they have lost some players to the NBA, they're still bringing back a lot of talent.

Here's the full new top 25:

  1. Kansas
  2. Villanova
  3. Duke
  4. Kentucky
  5. Gonzaga
  6. Tennessee
  7. Virginia
  8. UNC
  9. Nevada
  10. Michigan State
  11. Auburn
  12. Kansas State
  13. West Virginia
  14. Virginia Tech
  15. Oregon
  16. Syracuse
  17. Michigan
  18. Loyola
  19. Clemson
  20. FSU
  21. LSU
  22. Mississippi State
  23. TCU
  24. Butler
  25. Purdue

There are still some major NBA Draft decisions to be played. Underclassmen that declared without signing an agent can return to school.

This preseason top 25 will likely change a lot after that. Stay tuned.

You can view ESPN's full top 25 and explanations for every team here.