Men's College Basketball Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll: Surprise, No MAC Teams Ranked

Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE

No MAC teams are ranked in this, but let's take a look anyway.

The Preseason Men's College Basketball USA Today Coaches Poll was released this afternoon, with the Kentucky Wildcats taking home the No. 1 spot in the initial poll.

In what should be of little surprise to anyone, no Mid-American Conference teams received votes in this poll. No one honestly should have expected  to see a MAC team anywhere close to be ranked right now either. Hell, it took Akron until the end of February to crack the Top 25 this past season. But, it's still fun to look at rankings, because who doesn't like watching a bunch of Kentucky freshmen have insanely lofty expectations thrust on their back, only to see them finish unranked, and bolt for the NBA.

Here are the full rankings:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Kentucky (16) 21-12 767 NR
2 Michigan St. (3) 27-9 749 13
3 Louisville (10) 35-5 741 1
4 Duke (3) 30-6 710 5
5 Arizona 27-8 637 14
6 Kansas 31-6 623 8
7 Syracuse 30-10 551 3
8 Florida 29-8 550 9
9 Michigan 31-8 548 2
10 Ohio St. 29-8 533 6
11 North Carolina 25-11 494 NR
12 Oklahoma St. 24-9 462 NR
13 Memphis 31-5 334 18
14 Gonzaga 32-3 270 12
15 Va. Commonwealth 27-9 258 23
16 Wichita St. 30-9 233 4
17 Marquette 26-9 230 11
18 Oregon 28-9 175 15
19 Connecticut 20-10 167 NR
20 New Mexico 29-6 153 19
21 Wisconsin 23-12 148 22
22 Notre Dame 25-10 128 NR
23 UCLA 25-10 121 NR
24 Indiana 29-7 118 7
25 Virginia 23-12 103 NR
Schools Dropped Out
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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