UConn Men No. 4 in AP Poll

The Associated Press has released its preseason poll for men's college basketball and Connecticut starts the season at No.4, behind North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio State. The Huskies are the defending national champions and received two first-place votes.

AP Preseason Men's College Basketball Poll (first place votes)

1 North Carolina (62) 1,620

2 Kentucky 1,501

3 Ohio State (1) 1,482

4 Connecticut (2) 1,433

5 Syracuse 1,338

6 Duke 1,301

7 Vanderbilt 1,120

8 Florida 1,086

9 Louisville 1,055

10 Pittsburgh 1,027

11 Memphis 997

12 Baylor 892

13 Kansas 755

14 Xavier 747

15 Wisconsin 720

16 Arizona 616

17 UCLA 404

18 Michigan 401

19 Alabama 395

21 Cincinnati 353

22 Marquette 335

23 Gonzaga 283

24 Californi ] 230

25 Missouri 139

Others receiving votes: Florida State 131, Michigan State 128, Temple 69, Washington 44, New Mexico 33, Butler 25, Texas 21, Villanova 14, Creighton 12, Purdue 10, Belmont 8, Drexel 8, UNLV 7, Saint Mary's 6, George Mason 5, West Virginia 4, Long Beach State 3, Miami (FL) 3, Harvard 2, Illinois 2, Marshall 1, Minnesota 1, San Diego State 1

Dropped from rankings: San Diego State 6, Texas 8, Purdue 13, West Virginia 22, Washington 23


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