2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings

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2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings

Conor Coleman, Staff Writer

Following an exciting NCAA Men’s Basketball season, ending with a Villanova buzzer-beater to defeat UNC, many basketball fans are looking forward to the new season and filling out multiple March Madness brackets. While trick-or-treaters were out collecting candy on Halloween night, the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll were released. The difference between the AP poll and the USA Today poll is that the AP poll is created by sportswriters, while the USA Today Poll is created by head coaches across the country. College basketball will start November 11, 2016 and will conclude April 3, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Below you can see the preseason polls. How different will these polls look at the end of the season when a new champion is crowned?

AP Top 25:

  1. Duke
  2. Kentucky
  3. Kansas
  4. Villanova
  5. Oregon
  6. North Carolina
  7. Xavier
  8. Virginia
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Arizona
  11. Indiana
  12. Michigan State
  13. Louisville
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Purdue
  16. UCLA
  17. Saint Mary’s
  18. Connecticut
  19. Syracuse
  20. West Virginia
  21. Texas
  22. Creighton
  23. Rhode Island
  24. Iowa State
  25. Maryland

USA Today Coaches Poll

  1. Duke
  2. Kansas
  3. Villanova
  4. Kentucky
  5. Oregon
  6. North Carolina
  7. Virginia
  8.  Xavier
  9. Michigan State
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Arizona
  12. Indiana
  13. Gonzaga
  14. Louisville
  15. Purdue
  16. Connecticut
  17. Syracuse
  18. West Virginia
  19. Saint Mary’s
  20. UCLA
  21. Maryland
  22. Texas
  23. Creighton
  24. Rhode Island
  25. Cincinnati
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