ACC Leads All Conferences With Five Teams In AP Preseason Top 25

ACC Leads All Conferences With Five Teams In AP Preseason Top 25

Thursday October 31, 2013

 

Duke ranked 4th, Syracuse 8th, North Carolina 12th, Notre Dame 21st, Virginia 24th

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference has placed five teams in the Associated Press 2013-14 preseason men’s basketball Top 25, led by Duke at No. 4 and Syracuse in a tie for the No. 8 spot.

The Blue Devils, who were picked as the ACC favorite in the conference preseason media poll, received two first-place votes and amassed 1,435 total points. The Orange, which was selected for a second-place ACC finish, tied with Oklahoma State for No. 8 nationally with 1,093 total points.

North Carolina is ranked 12th  in the AP poll, followed by Notre Dame at No. 21 and Virginia at No. 24.  Pittsburgh and Boston College were among the additional teams receiving votes.

The five ACC teams among the AP Top 25 leads all conferences. The Big Ten is second with four teams in the rankings.

ACC basketball teams tip off the regular season the weekend of Nov. 8-10, with all 15 teams in action

2013-14 AP Preseason Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' preseason college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2012-13 final records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and 2012-13 final ranking:

Record  Pts  Prv
1. Kentucky (27) 21-12 1,546 -
2. Michigan St. (22) 27-9 1,543 9
3. Louisville (14) 35-5 1,501 2
4. Duke (2) 30-6 1,435 6
5. Kansas 31-6 1,357 3
6. Arizona 27-8 1,311 21
7. Michigan 31-8 1,120 11
8. Oklahoma St. 24-9 1,093 17
8. Syracuse 30-10 1,093 16
10. Florida 29-8 1,048 14
11. Ohio St. 29-8 1,036 7
12. North Carolina 25-11 954 -
13. Memphis 31-5 741 19
14. VCU 27-9 680 -
15. Gonzaga 32-3 538 1
16. Wichita St. 30-9 512 -
17. Marquette 26-9 510 15
18. UConn 20-10 448 -
19. Oregon 28-9 408 25
20. Wisconsin 23-12 338 18
21. Notre Dame 25-10 332 23
22. UCLA 25-10 244 24
23. New Mexico 29-6 213 10
24. Virginia 23-12 189 -
25. Baylor 23-14 180 -

Others receiving votes: Tennessee 176, Creighton 145, Indiana 111, Colorado 83, Iowa 83, Harvard 46, Boise St. 22, Villanova 14, Arizona St. 11, Georgetown 11, UNLV 8, Washington 8, LSU 6, Pittsburgh 6, Stanford 6, Boston College 5, La Salle 4, Missouri 3, Saint Louis 3, St. John's 3, Cincinnati 1.