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
- Michigan St.
- Ohio St.
- North Carolina
- Oklahoma St.
- Va. Commonwealth
- Wichita St.
- New Mexico
- Notre Dame
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.