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Coaches basketball top 25 is out.

Here's the coaches' poll. A.P. comes out next week. I'm voting this year and I'll post my top 25 shortly.

I'm finding it interesting how little respect that Saint Joseph's is getting with just two points (which is either two No. 25 votes or one No. 24 vote) compared to Saint Louis (58) and VCU (40). I'm assuming coaches voted before SLU point guard Kwamain Mitchell's injury and six weeks on the shelf became public knowledge, but even if he was healthy, I think the Hawks are better.

Not only do the Hawks have good players, but they complement each other very well. Two good guards who can scored. One of the country's best shot-blockers and two versatile forwards in Ronald Roberts and Halil Kanacevic.

Anyway they'll be in my poll.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll
The top 25 teams in the preseason USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2011-12 records, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Indiana (21) 27-9 761 13
2. Louisville (5) 30-10 738 4
3. Kentucky (5) 38-2 718 1
4. Ohio State 31-8 617 3
5. Michigan 24-10 605 22
6. N.C. State 24-13 581 20
7. Kansas 32-7 563 2
8. Duke 27-7 516 14
9. Syracuse 34-3 502 5
10. Florida 26-11 422 9
11. Arizona 23-12 411 —
12. North Carolina 32-6 401 6
13. UCLA 19-14 396 —
14. Michigan State 29-8 391 7
15. Creighton 29-6 325 21
16. Memphis 26-9 307 —
17. Missouri 30-5 289 11
18. Baylor 30-8 266 8
19. UNLV 26-9 203 —
20. San Diego State 26-8 196 —
21. Wisconsin 26-10 191 12
22. Gonzaga 26-7 166 —
23. Notre Dame 22-12 122 —
24. Florida State 25-10 61 15
24. Texas 20-14 61 —
Others receiving votes: Saint Louis 58, VCU 40, Cincinnati 33, Murray State 30, Kansas State 13, Saint Mary’s 11, New Mexico 10, Tennessee 10, Minnesota 9, Pittsburgh 9, Marquette 8, Stanford 7, Butler 6, Oklahoma State 6, Colorado State 4, Middle Tennessee 3, Drexel 2, Georgia 2, Miami 2, Saint Joseph’s 2, Marshall 1.

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