North Carolina #1, Kentucky #2 in College Hoops Preseason Coaches Poll

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The North Carolina Tar Heels claimed 30 of 31 first-place votes to earn the top spot in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches preseason poll. The Kentucky Wildcats received the other first place vote and start the college basketball season ranked second with Ohio State Buckeyes, Connecticut and Syracuse rounding out the top five. The Duke Blue Devils are sixth, followed by Vanderbilt, Louisville, Memphis and Florida.

You can compare this poll versus our poll, which we initially released the day after the 2011 National Title game.

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UPDATED 2011-2012 College Basketball Pre-Season Top 25

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Now that we know which college basketball players are entering the NBA Draft, which are returning to school, and which have transferred, we can get a better grasp on our insanely early 2011-2012 pre-season Top 25.   Some teams were majorly impacted in a negative while others received a boost.  Here is a look at how the college basketball rankings could look prior to next season.

UPDATED: 5/10/11

By: David Kay
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