2016-17 NCAA Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll Released

    USA Today has released its preseason coaches poll for the 2016-17 NCAA Men's Basketball season. The Duke Blue Devils are listed as No. 1 in the poll.

    October 24, 2016

    USA Today has released its preseason coaches poll for the 2016-17 NCAA Men’s Basketball season.


    USA Today has released its official preseason coaches poll for the 2016-17 NCAA men’s basketball season.

    Headlining the poll with the top spot are the Duke Blue Devils, a team bolstered by highly-touted incoming freshmen Harry Giles, Marques Bolden, Frank Jackson and Jayson Tatum along with likely All-American candidate Grayson Allen. Following close behind are the Kansas Jayhawks and reigning national champion Villanova Wildcats.

    The ACC and Big Ten have the most representation of any conference with five teams apiece, while the Big 12, Big East and Pac-12 each have three teams listed. The American Athletic Conference and West Coast Conference each have two teams, while the SEC and Atlantic 10 have one.

    The coaches poll is listed as follows:


    1. Duke Blue Devils – 792 points

    2. Kansas Jayhawks – 721

    3. Villanova Wildcats – 700

    4. Kentucky Wildcats – 695

    5. Oregon Ducks – 620

    6. North Carolina Tar Heels – 614

    7. Virginia Cavaliers – 596

    8. Xavier Musketeers – 552

    9. Michigan State Spartans – 544

    10. Wisconsin Badgers – 487

    11. Arizona Wildcats – 468

    12. Indiana Hoosiers – 435

    13. Gonzaga Bulldogs – 371

    14. Louisville Cardinals – 367

    15. Purdue Boilermakers – 324

    16. UConn Huskies – 239

    17. Syracuse Orange – 224

    18. West Virginia Mountaineers – 204

    19. St. Mary’s Gaels – 203

    20. UCLA Bruins – 185

    21. Maryland Terrapins – 153

    22. Texas Longhorns – 124

    23.  Creighton Bluejays – 113

    24. Rhode Island Rams – 85

    25. Cincinnati Bearcats – 75

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