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KU men’s basketball No. 7 in preseason AP poll

October 26, 2012

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The Kansas men's basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Friday.

Indiana takes the top spot with 43 first-place votes, followed by Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan.

N.C. State, KU, Duke, Syracuse and Florida rounded out the top 10.

KU was one of only two Big 12 teams ranked; Baylor opens the season at No. 19 in the poll.

Texas, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and West Virginia all received votes but did not crack the top 25.

Associated Press preseason poll

  1. Indiana (43)
  2. Louisville (20)
  3. Kentucky (2)
  4. Ohio St.
  5. Michigan
  6. N.C. State
  7. Kansas
  8. Duke
  9. Syracuse
  10. Florida
  11. North Carolina
  12. Arizona
  13. UCLA
  14. Michigan St.
  15. Missouri
  16. Creighton
  17. Memphis
  18. UNLV
  19. Baylor
  20. San Diego St.
  21. Gonzaga
  22. Notre Dame
  23. Wisconsin
  24. Cincinnati
  25. Florida St.

Others Receiving Votes — Murray St. 59, VCU 58, Texas 46, Saint Louis 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, St. Joseph's 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma St. 14, Kansas St. 12, Ohio 9, New Mexico 9, Georgetown 9, Miami (OH) 8, Miami (FL) 8, St. Mary's 6, West Virginia 6, Northern Iowa 5, Drexel 5, Davidson 5, Valparaiso 3, Stanford 2, Lehigh 2, Oral Roberts 1, Colorado St. 1.

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