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Preseason Coaches Poll Features One Big East Team, No Xavier

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Like it even matters, but still...

Jay Wright boosts 'Nova's rating by five spots with his suit game.
Jay Wright boosts 'Nova's rating by five spots with his suit game.
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The preseason Coaches' Poll has been released and, through some gross oversight, Xavier has not been ranked. The full table can be found below:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES
1 Kentucky 29-11 785 24
2 Arizona 33-5 746 3
3 Duke 26-9 715 2
4 Wisconsin 30-8 706 3
5 Kansas 25-10 654 0
6 North Carolina 24-10 598 0
7 Florida 36-3 568 0
8 Virginia 30-7 519 0
9 Louisville 31-6 507 0
10 Texas 24-11 479 0
11 Wichita State 35-1 471 0
12 Villanova 29-5 439 0
13 Gonzaga 29-7 423 0
14 Iowa St. 28-8 323 0
15 Connecticut 32-8 292 0
16 Virginia Commonwealth 26-9 259 0
17 San Diego State 31-5 251 0
18 Michigan State 29-9 241 0
19 Oklahoma 23-10 237 0
20 Ohio State 25-10 223 0
21 Nebraska 19-13 156 0
22 Southern Methodist Univ. 27-10 149 0
23 Michigan 28-9 139 0
24 Syracuse 28-6 128 0
25 Iowa 20-13 56 0

The only ranked team in the Big East is Villanova at number 12. Though not listed here, Providence and Georgetown also received votes. Preseason polls are even more useless than verbal commitments, so don't take this with a grain of salt so much as just not taking it at all. Still, it's a look at how one group of people sees the field right now and a reminder of the impending beginning of the season.

Also, UK as preseason number one? Remember the last time that happened? I do.