Indiana no. 11, Purdue no. 15 in A.P. preseason poll

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Duke is the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college basketball poll.
The Blue Devils, who return three starters from last season’s team and have what is considered one of the top recruiting classes in the nation, received 58 of the 65 first-place votes from the national media panel on Monday.
Kentucky, which had two No. 1 votes, is second with Kansas third. Defending national champion Villanova had four first-place votes and was fourth with Oregon, which had the other No. 1 vote is fifth.
North Carolina, Xavier, Virginia, Wisconsin and Arizona round out the top 10.
Indiana is 11th followed by Michigan State, Louisville, Gonzaga, Purdue, UCLA, Saint Mary’s, Connecticut, Syracuse and West Virginia.
The last five ranked teams are Texas, Creighton, Rhode Island, Iowa State and Maryland.
The Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten are tied with five ranked teams each while the Big 12 has four.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ preseason 2016-17 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2015-16 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last year’s final ranking
Record        Pts    Pvs
1.  Duke  (58)                      25-11      1,612    19
2.  Kentucky  (2)                27-9      1,479    10
3.  Kansas                            33-5      1,476      1
4.  Villanova  (4)              35-5      1,465      6
5.  Oregon  (1)                    31-7      1,343      5
6.  North  Carolina            33-7      1,314      3
7.  Xavier                            28-6      1,167      9
8.  Virginia                        29-8      1,149      4
9.  Wisconsin                      22-13      1,135      –
10.  Arizona                          25-9      1,004    17
11.  Indiana                          27-8          917    14
12.  Michigan  St.                29-6          903      2
13.  Louisville                    23-8          755    16
14.  Gonzaga                          28-8          699      –
15.  Purdue                            26-9          672    12
16.  UCLA                                15-17          540      –
17.  Saint  Mary’s  (Cal)29-6          512      –
18.  UConn                              25-11          504      –
19.  Syracuse                        23-14          464      –
20.  West  Virginia              26-9          360      8
21.  Texas                              20-13          250      –
22.  Creighton                      20-15          231      –
23.  Rode  Island                  17-15          199      –
24.  Iowa  St.                        23-12          168    22
25.  Maryland                        27-9          144    18
Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 110, Dayton 98, Florida St. 88, California 74, San Diego St. 48, Miami 35, NC State 29, Butler 21, Wichita St. 21, Florida 18, Virginia Tech 18, Ohio St. 18, Mississippi St. 14, Texas A&M 14, Oklahoma 11, Colorado 10, Michigan 8, Monmouth (NJ) 7, Notre Dame 6, Washington 5, Seton Hall 5, Princeton 2, Ohio 1, Harvard 1, Vanderbilt 1.