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2011-12 Preseason Top 25

  1. How much skepticism surrounds the Top 25 teams?

    Nov 3, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Even with 65 voters, the AP’s preseason Top 25 is still guesswork. It’s a solid sample size, but taken at face value, only die-hard hoops fans know how each team changed from last season. How do those voters account for the massive turnover at Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona and Pitt? Do they give too much value…

  2. Will we regret omitting these teams in preseason Top 25?

    Oct 16, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    The game don’t start for another two weeks, but the 2011-12 college basketball season finally arrived once team held Midnight Madness festivities Friday. We did our part by counting down our preseason Top 25 all last week, though that list wasn’t without second thoughts or second-guessing by readers, which is a good thing. Feedback keeps…

  3. No. 1: North Carolina Tar Heels

    Oct 14, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

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    It’s Midnight Madness day. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 29-8, (14-2) 1st in ACC Lost in Elite Eight Coach: Roy Williams, 225-62, 9th year (643-163 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2010 2011-12 roster [click here]…

  4. No. 2: Kentucky Wildcats

    Oct 14, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    It’s Midnight Madness day. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 29-9, (10-6) 2nd in SEC East Lost in Final Four Coach: John Calipari 64-12, 3rd year (467-151 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2009 2011-12 roster [click…

  5. No. 3: Connecticut Huskies

    Oct 14, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

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    It’s Midnight Madness day. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 32-9 (9-9), 6th in Big East (tied) Won national title Coach: Jim Calhoun, 607-230, 26th year (855-367 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2010 2011-12 roster [click…

  6. No. 4: Ohio State Buckeyes

    Oct 14, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    It’s Midnight Madness day. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 34-3 (16-2), first in Big Ten Lost in Sweet 16 Coach: Thad Matta, 190-57, 8th year (292-88 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2008 2011-12 roster [click…

  7. No. 5: Syracuse Orange

    Oct 14, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

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    It’s Midnight Madness day. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 27-8 (12-6), 3rd in Big East (tied) Lost in NCAA tournament second round Coach: Jim Boeheim, 856-301, 36th year Last NCAA miss: 2008 2011-12 roster…

  8. No. 6: Duke Blue Devils

    Oct 13, 2011, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 32-5 (13-3), 2nd in ACC Lost in Sweet 16 Coach: Mike Krzyzewski 827-225, 32nd year (900-284 overall) Last NCAA miss: 1995 2011-12 roster [click here]…

  9. No. 7: Vanderbilt Commodores

    Oct 13, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 23-11 (9-7), 3rd in SEC East Lost in NCAA tournament first round Coach: Kevin Stallings, 236-148, 13th year (359-211 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2009 2011-12…

  10. No. 8: Louisville Cardinals

    Oct 13, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 25-10 (12-6), 3rd in Big East (tied) Lost in NCAA tournament first round Coach: Rick Pitino, 245-96, 11th year (597-220 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2006…

  11. No. 9: Baylor Bears

    Oct 13, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 18-13 (7-9), 5th in Big 12 (tied) Lost in Big 12 tournament Coach: Scott Drew, 127-116, 9th year (147-127 overall) Last NCAA appearance: 2010 2011-12…

  12. No. 10: Pittsburgh Panthers

    Oct 13, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 28-6 (15-3), 1st in Big East Lost in NCAA tournament second round Coach: Jamie Dixon, 216-60, 9th year Last NCAA miss: 2001 2011-12 roster [click…

  13. No. 11: Arizona Wildcats

    Oct 12, 2011, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 30-8 (14-4), 1st in Pac-10 Lost in Elite Eight Coach: Sean Miller, 46-23, 3rd year (166-70 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2010 2011-12 roster [click here]…

  14. No. 12: Wisconsin Badgers

    Oct 12, 2011, 9:50 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 25-9 (13-5), 3rd in Big EastTen Lost in NCAA tournament Sweet 16 Coach: Bo Ryan, 242-91, 11th year (272-118 overall) Last NCAA miss: 1998 2011-12…

  15. No. 13: Cincinnati Bearcats

    Oct 12, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 26-9 (11-7), 4th in Big East (tied) Lost in NCAA tournament first round Coach: Mick Cronin, 87-76, 6th year (156-100 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2010…

  16. No. 14: Memphis Tigers

    Oct 12, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 25-10 (10-6), 3rd in Conference USA Lost in NCAA tournament first round Coach: Josh Pastner, 49-20, 2nd year Last NCAA miss: 2010 2011-12 roster [click…

  17. No. 15: Kansas Jayhawks

    Oct 12, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 35-3 (14-2), 1st in Big 12 Lost in NCAA tournament Regional Final Coach: Bill Self, 237-46, 9th year (444-151) Last NCAA miss: 1989 2011-12 roster…

  18. No. 16: Xavier Musketeers

    Oct 11, 2011, 8:56 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 24-8 (15-1), 1st in Atlantic 10 Lost in NCAA tournament first round Coach: Chris Mack, 50-17, 3rd year Last NCAA miss: 2005 2011-12 roster [click…

  19. No. 17: Texas A&M Aggies

    Oct 11, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 24-9 (10-6), 3rd in Big 12 (tied) Lost in NCAA tournament first round Coach: Billy Kennedy, 1st year (211-179 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2005 2011-12…

  20. No. 18: Florida Gators

    Oct 11, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 29-8 (13-3), 1st in SEC East Lost in NCAA tournament Regional Final Coach: Billy Donovan, 360-147, 16th year (395-167 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2009 2011-12…

  21. No. 19: Michigan Wolverines

    Oct 11, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 21-14 (9-9), 4th in Big Ten (tied) Lost in NCAA tournament second round Coach: John Beilein, 67-67, 5th year (360-242 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2010…

  22. No. 20: Marquette Golden Eagles

    Oct 11, 2011, 8:40 AM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 22-15 (9-9), 6th in Big East (tied) Lost in Sweet 16 Coach: Buzz Williams, 69-37, 4th year (83-53 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2005 2011-12 roster…

  23. No. 21: Temple Owls

    Oct 10, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 26-8 (14-2), second in Atlantic 10 Lost in NCAA tournament second round Coach: Fran Dunphy, 110-57, 6th year (420-210 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2007 2011-12…

  24. No. 22: New Mexico Lobos

    Oct 10, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 22-13 (8-8), fifth in Mountain West Lost in NIT second round Coach: Steve Alford, 98-39, 5th year (328-193 overall) Last NCAA appearance: 2010 2011-12 roster…

  25. No. 23: Belmont Bruins

    Oct 10, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Midnight Madness is Friday. So we’re kicking off our college basketball coverage with our men’s preseason Top 25. Look for five teams posted a day, all this week. 2010-11 record: 30-5 (19-1), first in Atlantic Sun Lost in NCAA tournament first round Coach: Rick Byrd, 518-278, 26th year (610-333 overall) Last NCAA miss: 2010 2011-12…