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Lindy’s releases their preseason top ten

Aug 26, 2014, 1:09 PM EDT

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Lindy’s is one of the most well-respected college basketball preview magazines that gets published, and on Tuesday, pictures of the regional covers of the magazine began to trickle out.

If you’re so inclined, you can see one here (and here and here), but what’s interesting isn’t who made the covers and who didn’t.

RELATED: NBCSports.com’s Preseason Top 25

It’s that Lindy’s top ten teams are listed on the covers, and they are as follows:

  • 1. Kentucky
  • 2. Wisconsin
  • 3. Arizona
  • 4. Texas
  • 5. North Carolina
  • 6. Kansas
  • 7. Virginia
  • 8. Duke
  • 9. Gonzaga
  • 10. Iowa State

Our most recent top 25 was posted back in late-April, which means that it came out before Emmanuel Mudiay headed off to China. We had SMU as a top ten team. That’s no longer true. It also came before Gonzaga landed a couple of late additions, which is why they aren’t in our top ten.

There are only two issues that I have with this top ten:

1. Duke is too low at No. 8, especially if they are sitting behind fellow ACC programs North Carolina and Virginia. I think the ‘Hoos are going to be very good once again and UNC should be able to build on the success they had late in the season, but Duke is still the best team in that conference.

2. Iowa State at No. 10. I know that Fred Hoiberg has had a ton of success with transfers in recent years, and while I love Georges Niang and expect a big year from Monte Morris, until I see Bryce Dejean-Jones prove that he can be more than just a gunner, I’m not sure I can rank them in the top ten.

What would your top ten look like?

  1. ctg4 - Aug 27, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    “duke is still the best team in that conference”? did I miss something? they weren’t the best last year finishing tied for 3rd w/ Carolina who had the Hairston situation then they got bounced in the first round again. duke is usually a good reg season team but they have struggled in the tourney in most of the last decade.

  2. dlmzzz - Oct 11, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Yes, it’s true, Duke has only won 3 of the last 6 ACC championships (congratulations to UVA this past year). For Duke, that is a down period. But since UNC didn’t win any of those, we can live with it.

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