Friday, October 31, 2008

2008-09 AP College Basketball Top 25



The University of North Carolina has received the #1 rank heading into the college basketball season for the 2nd straight year. Rounding out the top 5 are Connecticut, Louisville, and Pittsburgh. The Big East not only has about 1/3 of the top 25 teams, but 3 teams in the top 5. Memphis, who was a runner up in the finals last season, is ranked at #13. Last season's NCAA champions, the Kansas Jayhawks are down in the bottom of the 25.

Top 25 NCAA Men's (by AP)

AP Top 25 Preseason Poll
Rank School Record Pts Pvs

1. North Carolina (72) 36-3 1,800 1
2. Connecticut 24-9 1,661 16
3. Louisville 27-9 1,638 13
4. UCLA 35-4 1,487 3
5. Pittsburgh 27-10 1,319 17
6. Michigan St. 27-9 1,311 18
7. Texas 31-7 1,259 7
8. Duke 28-6 1,250 9
9. Notre Dame 25-8 1,243 15
10. Gonzaga 25-8 1,162 24
11. Purdue 25-9 1,099 20
12. Oklahoma 23-12 987 --
13. Memphis 38-2 977 2
14. Tennessee 31-5 920 5
15. Arizona St. 21-13 645 --
16. Marquette 25-10 592 25
17. Miami 23-11 570 --
18. Southern Cal 21-12 414 --
19. Florida 24-12 403 --
20. Davidson 29-7 347 23
21. Wake Forest 17-13 312 --
22. Georgetown 28-6 311 8
23. Villanova 22-13 256 --
24. Kansas 37-3 233 4
25. Wisconsin 31-5 196 6

Sports Illustrated's website goes into detail about UNC's expectations for this season. You can read the full article here.

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1 Comments:

At 11/03/2008 7:36 PM, Blogger Peter Robert Casey said...

I'm looking forward to watching Stephen Curry light it up all season down in NC. He's my favorite player in the Old North State even with UNC's stacked roster. I hope Hansbrough gets back to action quickly so their pre-season billing carries some merit.

 

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