Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2020: Preseason AP Top 25 Poll

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The college basketball season is just around the corner, and in anticipation, the preseason Coaches Poll was announced.

Baylor earned the top spot.

The Kansas Jayhawks checked in at No. 5.

Where does your favorite team stand?

The full preseason top 25 AP Poll can be seen below.

  1. Baylor
  2. Gonzaga
  3. Villanova
  4. Virginia
  5. Kansas
  6. Iowa
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Duke
  9. Kentucky
  10. Illinois
  11. Creighton
  12. Michigan State
  13. Texas Tech
  14. Tennessee
  15. West Virginia
  16. North Carolina
  17. Arizona State
  18. Houston
  19. Florida State
  20. Oregon
  21. UCLA
  22. Texas
  23. Rutgers
  24. Ohio State
  25. Alabama

About the Associated Press Top 25 Poll

The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 only 10 teams were ranked. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. The AP’s final poll is released after the field for the NCAA Tournament is selected.

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