USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25 Poll

Nov 3, 2001

The top 25 teams in The USA Today-ESPN men's preseason college basketballpoll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2000-01 records, total pointsbased on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-placevote and last regular-season ranking:

                        Record  Pts Pvs 1. Duke (30)             35-4   774  1 2. Illinois (1)          27-8   698  6 3. Maryland              25-11  692  4 4. Kentucky              24-10  681  8 5. Florida               24-7   644 13 6. UCLA                  23-9   595 12 7. Kansas                26-7   581  7 8. Iowa                  23-12  487  - 9. Missouri              20-13  482  -10. St. Joseph's          26-7   469 2411. Virginia              20-9   413 2112. Michigan St.          28-5   345  313. Memphis               21-15  307  -14. Georgetown            25-8   306 1715. Stanford              31-3   300  516. Boston College        27-5   296 1117. Temple                24-13  289 1618. Oklahoma State        20-10  267  -19. North Carolina        26-7   155 1020. Syracuse              25-9   152 1821. Indiana               21-13  140  -22. Texas                 25-9   139  -23. Oklahoma              26-7   135 1924. Southern Cal          24-10  108 1425. Fresno State          26-7    98  -

Others receiving votes: Alabama 76, Gonzaga 52, Wake Forest 45, Cincinnati44, Arizona 40, Tennessee 40, Connecticut 34, Xavier 30, Mississippi 18,Wyoming 17, Miami 16, Utah 15, Western Kentucky 15, Valparaiso 12, Butler 11,Arkansas 10, Charlotte 9, Dayton 7, Purdue 7, New Mexico 6, Kent State 5, SouthFlorida 4, Utah State 3, Alabama-Birmingham 1, Arizona State 1, California 1,Illinois State 1, Marshall 1, UC-Irvine 1.

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