AP Preseason Top Twenty Five

Nov 12, 2002

By The Associated Press

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' men's preseason college basketballpoll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2001-02 records, total pointsbased on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-placevote and last season's final ranking:

                        Record  Pts   Pv 1. Arizona (50)          22-10 1,773   7 2. Kansas (14)            33-4 1,715   2 3. Oklahoma (6)           31-5 1,640   3 4. Texas                 22-12 1,422   - 5. Pittsburgh (1)         27-5 1,404   9 6. Duke                   31-4 1,394   1 7. Florida                21-8 1,298  15 8. Alabama                27-8 1,295   8 9. Michigan St.          17-12 1,117   -10. Xavier                 26-6 1,016  2211. Oregon                 26-9   995  1112. Mississippi St. (1)    24-7   800  1713. Maryland               31-3   789   414. UCLA                  21-12   747   -15. Connecticut            27-7   722  1016. Georgia               22-10   703  2317. Kentucky              22-10   627  1618. Marquette              26-7   509  1219. Missouri              24-12   506   -20. W. Kentucky            28-4   480  1921. Indiana               24-11   415   -22. Gonzaga                29-4   381   623. Cincinnati             27-4   303   524. Minnesota             18-13   183   -25. Tulsa                  24-7   146   -

Others receiving votes: Virginia 120, Wisconsin 95, Villanova 92, Syracuse79, Wyoming 61, Notre Dame 58, Boston College 56, Creighton 49, Ohio St. 48,Illinois 47, N.C. State 41, Pepperdine 36, Louisville 32, Oklahoma St. 30,Texas Tech 26, Georgia Tech 22, Temple 21, Southern Cal 20, LSU 13, UNLV 13,Mississippi 9, Stanford 8, Ball St. 7, Penn 7, Georgetown 6, Hawaii 5, ArizonaSt. 4, California 3, Ohio 3, St. John's 3, Memphis 2, S. Illinois 2, Holy Cross1, Utah 1.

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