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USC Men’s basketball just outside top 25 in Preseason Coaches Poll

We are rapidly approaching college basketball season.

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Hard to believe but we are rapidly approaching college basketball season. The USC Trojans do not tip off until Friday, November 11th, when they host Montana but the Coaches Poll has just released their preseason rankings. The Trojans are on the outside looking in as they are not in the preseason top 25 but are in the top 40.

In total eight of the 12 teams in the Pac-12 show up in the poll with the Oregon Ducks coming in at 5th and Arizona ranked 11th. UCLA is ranked 20th despite being dreadful last season. The Cal Bears are just outside the top 25 at 28th. The Colorado Buffaloes were just behind USC, with Washington and Utah also receiving votes. You can see the full poll below.

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RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST
1 Duke 0-0 792 27
2 Kansas 0-0 721 1
3 Villanova 0-0 700 1
4 Kentucky 0-0 695 2
5 Oregon 0-0 620 1
6 North Carolina 0-0 614 0
7 Virginia 0-0 596 0
8 Xavier 0-0 552 0
9 Michigan St 0-0 544 0
10 Wisconsin 0-0 487 0
11 Arizona 0-0 468 0
12 Indiana 0-0 435 0
13 Gonzaga 0-0 371 0
14 Louisville 0-0 367 0
15 Purdue 0-0 324 0
16 Connecticut 0-0 239 0
17 Syracuse 0-0 224 0
18 West Virginia 0-0 204 0
19 St. Mary's 0-0 203 0
20 UCLA 0-0 185 0
21 Maryland 0-0 153 0
22 Texas 0-0 124 0
23 Creighton 0-0 113 0
24 Rhode Island 0-0 85 0
25 Cincinnati 0-0 75 0
Others Receiving Votes: Florida State 65; Iowa State 56; California 43; Miami (Fla.) 35; Dayton 34; Oklahoma 33; Seton Hall 24; Texas A&M 22; Notre Dame 18; San Diego State 17; Virginia Tech 16; Wichita State 15; Southern California 14; Butler 14; Ohio State 12; Florida 11; Clemson 11; Colorado 11; Michigan 10; Pittsburgh 7; Georgia 6; Virginia Commonwealth 6; Yale 6; Chattanooga 5; Washington 4; Nevada 3; Kansas State 3; Arkansas 2; Davidson 2; Valparaiso 2; Southern Methodist 1; Utah 1.