2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Preseason

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The USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 college basketball coaches' poll, with number of first-place votes and record in parentheses, total points and previous ranking. Team records are through the date the poll was released:

NCAA Division I: ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
RANK TEAM RECORD PTS PVS
1.Kansas (27)0-077010
 Tournament Results: Def. North Dakota State 84-74 (3/20), Def. Dayton 60-43 (3/22), Lost to Michigan State 67-62 (3/27)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
2.Michigan State (3)0-07322
 Tournament Results: Def. No. 3 Connecticut 82-73 (4/4), Def. Robert Morris 77-62 (3/20), Def. USC 74-69 (3/22), Def. Kansas 67-62 (3/27), Def. Louisville 64-52 (3/29), Lost to North Carolina 89-72 (4/6)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
3.Texas 0-067623
 Tournament Results: Def. Minnesota 76-62 (3/19), Lost to No. 5 Duke 74-69 (3/21)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
4.North Carolina (1)0-06531
 Tournament Results: Def. Radford 101-58 (3/19), Def. No. 20 LSU 84-70 (3/21), Def. Gonzaga 98-77 (3/27), Def. Oklahoma 72-60 (3/29), Def. No. 4 Villanova 83-69 (4/4), Def. Michigan State 89-72 (4/6)
This Week: Def. Florida International 88-72 (11/9), 11/11 vs. North Carolina Central (0-0)  Tickets
5.Kentucky 0-0635NR
 Tournament Results: Def. UNLV 70-60 (3/17), Def. Creighton 65-63 (3/23), Lost to Notre Dame 77-67 (3/25)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
6.Villanova 0-06204
 Tournament Results: Def. American University 80-67 (3/19), Def. No. 17 UCLA 89-69 (3/21), Def. Duke 77-54 (3/26), Def. Pittsburgh 78-76 (3/28), Lost to No. 1 North Carolina 83-69 (4/4)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
7.Purdue 0-058614
 Tournament Results: Def. Northern Iowa 61-56 (3/19), Def. No. 14 Washington 76-74 (3/21), Lost to Connecticut 72-60 (3/26)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
8.Duke 0-052811
 Tournament Results: Def. Binghamton 86-62 (3/19), Def. Texas 74-69 (3/21), Lost to Villanova 77-54 (3/26)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
9.West Virginia 0-0501NR
 Tournament Results: Lost to Dayton 68-60 (3/20)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
10.Butler 0-040825
 Tournament Results: Lost to No. 20 LSU 75-71 (3/19)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
11.Tennessee 0-0406NR
 Tournament Results: Lost to Oklahoma State 77-75 (3/20)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
12.California 0-0370NR
 Tournament Results: Lost to Maryland 84-71 (3/19)
This Week: Def. Murray State 75-70 (11/9), 11/11 vs. Detroit (0-0)  Tickets
13.Washington 0-036416
 Tournament Results: Def. Mississippi State 71-58 (3/19), Lost to No. 18 Purdue 76-74 (3/21)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
14.Connecticut 0-03613
 Tournament Results: Def. Chattanooga 103-47 (3/19), Def. Texas A&M 92-66 (3/21), Def. Purdue 72-60 (3/26), Def. Missouri 82-75 (3/28), Lost to No. 2 Michigan State 82-73 (4/4)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
15.Michigan 0-0279NR
 Tournament Results: Def. No. 21 Clemson 62-59 (3/19), Lost to No. 8 Oklahoma 73-63 (3/21)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
16.Oklahoma 0-02447
 Tournament Results: Def. Morgan State 82-54 (3/19), Def. Michigan 73-63 (3/21), Def. Syracuse 84-71 (3/27), Lost to North Carolina 72-60 (3/29)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
17.Ohio State 0-0241NR
 Tournament Results: Lost to Siena 74-72 (3/20)
This Week: Def. Alcorn State 100-60 (11/9), 11/12 vs. James Madison (0-0)  Tickets
18.Minnesota 0-0151NR
 Tournament Results: Lost to Texas 76-62 (3/19)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
19.Mississippi State 0-0149NR
 Tournament Results: Lost to No. 14 Washington 71-58 (3/19)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
20.Georgia Tech 0-0136NR
 Tournament Results: No Games Played
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
21.Georgetown 0-0134NR
 Tournament Results: Lost to Baylor 74-72 (3/18)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
22.Dayton 0-0130NR
 Tournament Results: Def. West Virginia 68-60 (3/20), Lost to No. 13 Kansas 60-43 (3/22)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
23.Louisville 0-01235
 Tournament Results: Def. Morehead State 74-54 (3/20), Def. Siena 79-72 (3/22), Def. Arizona 103-64 (3/27), Lost to Michigan State 64-52 (3/29)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
24.Clemson 0-0114NR
 Tournament Results: Lost to Michigan 62-59 (3/19)
This Week: No games scheduled.  Tickets
25.Syracuse 0-011112
 Tournament Results: Def. Stephen F. Austin 59-44 (3/20), Def. No. 19 Arizona State 78-67 (3/22), Lost to Oklahoma 84-71 (3/27)
This Week: Def. Albany 75-43 (11/9), 11/11 vs. Robert Morris (0-0)  Tickets
Others Receiving Votes
Maryland 100, Illinois 83, Siena 72, UCLA 59, Vanderbilt 38, Oklahoma State 29, Missouri 28, Xavier 25, Gonzaga 24, Notre Dame 22, USC 22, Pittsburgh 19, Tulsa 17, Kansas State 16, Brigham Young 16, Florida State 15, Florida 13, Wake Forest 13, San Diego State 8, Creighton 7, Boston College 4, Texas A&M 4, Southern Illinois 3, Utah State 3, Cornell 3, Memphis 3, Mississippi 3, UNLV 2, South Carolina 1, Northern Iowa 1.

The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The board for the 2009-10 season: Mike Adras, Northern Arizona; Dana Altman, Creighton; Tommy Amaker, Harvard; Tevester Anderson, Jackson State; Ronnie Arrow, South Alabama; Randy Bennett, Saint Mary's; Eddie Biedenbach, North Carolina-Asheville; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Rick Byrd, Belmont; Charlie Coles, Miami (Ohio); Steve Fisher, San Diego State; Greg Graham, Boise State; Rob Jeter, Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Billy Kennedy, Murray State; Billy Lange, Navy; Dan Leibovitz, Hartford; Fran McCaffery, Siena; Mike McConathy, Northwestern State; Bob McKillop, Davidson; Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's; Ron "Fang" Mitchell, Coppin State; Matt Painter, Purdue; Tom Pecora, Hofstra; John Pelphrey, Arkansas; Mike Rice, Robert Morris; Doc Sadler, Nebraska; Herb Sendek, Arizona State; Scott Sutton, Oral Roberts; Bob Williams, UC-Santa Barbara; Gary Williams, Maryland; Doug Wojcik, Tulsa.

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