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Coaches Poll Week 1:  Takeover of the blue bloods Grant Halverson/Getty Images
DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 12: The Duke Blue Devils mascot performs during the game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

The college basketball season is right around the corner and now we have confirmation with the Coaches Poll being released for Week 1. Unsurprisingly, the top five is filled out with the teams most people believe are the most talented to start the season.

The poll couldn’t come soon enough as the summer has been filled with its own controversy in the FBI probe that rocked the sport. It resulted in former Louisville coach Rick Pitino getting fired as well as the athletic director getting fired.

Here is the entire top 25:

  1. Duke
  2. Michigan State
  3. Kansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. Arizona
  6. Villanova
  7. Florida
  8. Wichita State
  9. North Carolina
  10. West Virginia
  11. USC
  12. Miami
  13. Cincinnati
  14. Notre Dame
  15. Minnesota
  16. Louisville
  17. Xavier
  18. UCLA
  19. Gonzaga
  20. Northwestern
  21. Purdue
  22. St. Mary’s
  23. Seton Hall
  24. Baylor
  25. Alabama
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