Preseason Coaches Poll released with a ton of familiar names on it Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 16: The Duke Blue Devils mascot tries to rally their fans during their game against the Virginia Cavaliers in the finals of the 2014 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 16, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The preseason Coaches Poll is officially out and we’re seeing a whole lot of familiar teams on this list. Everyone from last season’s Final Four is on there with the exception of Oklahoma who lost Buddy Hield and Ryan Spangler who were both big parts of their run in the postseason. Villanova, North Carolina and Syracuse are all ranked though with ‘Nova the highest ranked at No. 3.

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The entire top 25 can be found here with last year’s records in parentheses:

  1. Duke (25-11)
  2. Kansas (33-5)
  3. Villanova (35-5)
  4. Kentucky (27-9)
  5. Oregon (31-7)
  6. North Carolina (33-7)
  7. Virginia (29-8)
  8. Xavier (28-6)
  9. Michigan State (29-6)
  10. Wisconsin (22-13)
  11. Arizona (25-9)
  12. Indiana (27-8)
  13. Gonzaga (28-8)
  14. Louisville (23-8)
  15. Purdue (26-9)
  16. UConn (25-11)
  17. Syracuse (23-14)
  18. West Virginia (26-9)
  19. St. Mary’s (29-6)
  20. UCLA (15-17)
  21. Maryland (27-9)
  22. Texas (20-13)
  23. Creighton (20-15)
  24. Rhode Island (17-15)
  25. Cincinnati (22-11)
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