The ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Preseason Poll is out for men’s basketball and the UConn Huskies find themselves as the No. 4 team in the land. They finished last season as the No. 1 team after not being ranked at the start of the season.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are on top and followed by Kentucky, Ohio State, UConn and Syracuse.
Besides UConn and Syracuse, the Big East is represented in the poll by Louisville (8), Pittsburgh (11), Marquette (21) and Cincinnati (22). Villanova, West Virginia, St. John’s and Notre Dame are among the others receiving votes.
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|Rank||Team||2010 Record||Points||2010-11 Final Ranking|
|1||North Carolina (30)||29-8||774||8|
|Butler 2, Virginia Commonwealth 6, Brigham Young 13, Notre Dame 14, Texas 16, Purdue 17, Florida State 19, Washington 23, Kansas State 24|
|Others receiving votes:|
|Florida State 108, Texas 107, Michigan State 73, Temple 59, Washington 29, Butler 25, New Mexico 22, Creighton 19, Villanova 18, Purdue 17, UNLV 16, West Virginia 13, George Mason 12, Mississippi State 11, St. John’s 11, Saint Mary’s 5, Virginia 5, Virginia Commonwealth 4, Drexel 2, Kansas State 2, Long Beach State 2, Notre Dame 1, Brigham Young 1|