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KU men’s basketball No. 6 in USA Today preseason coaches poll

Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins laughs with his teammates on the bench during the Jayhawks' Late Night scrimmage, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins laughs with his teammates on the bench during the Jayhawks' Late Night scrimmage, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Allen Fieldhouse.

October 17, 2013

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The Kansas men's basketball team is ranked No. 6 in the USA Today preseason coaches poll released Thursday.

Kentucky is No. 1, followed by Michigan State, Duke, Louisville and Arizona. UK received 16 of 32 first-place votes, while Louisville grabbed 10 and Michigan State and Duke had three apiece.

Oklahoma State is the only other Big 12 school ranked (No. 12), while Wichita State opens the season at No. 16.

The full rankings are below.

USA Today Preseason Coaches poll

  1. Kentucky
  2. Michigan St.
  3. Louisville
  4. Duke
  5. Arizona
  6. Kansas
  7. Syracuse
  8. Florida
  9. Michigan
  10. Ohio St.
  11. North Carolina
  12. Oklahoma St.
  13. Memphis
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Va. Commonwealth
  16. Wichita St.
  17. Marquette
  18. Oregon
  19. Connecticut
  20. New Mexico
  21. Wisconsin
  22. Notre Dame
  23. UCLA
  24. Indiana
  25. Virginia

Others receiving votes — Baylor 102; Colorado 93; Creighton 87; Iowa 86; Tennessee 73; Georgetown 38; Harvard 28; Pittsburgh 23; California 16; Boise State 11; Saint Louis 8; La Salle 7; Temple 4; Missouri 4; Villanova 4; Kansas State 3; LSU 2; Iowa State 2; Arizona State 2; Illinois 2; Georgia 1; UNLV 1.

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