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2014-2015 College Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll Released

Kentucky leads the preseason coaches poll with 24 first place votes, ahead of Arizona, Duke and Wisconsin. Wichita State, Gonzaga and VCU start the season representing the mid-majors

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Kentucky took the early lead in the preseason coaches poll thanks to another season beginning with a stacked roster of potential NBA players. The Wildcats took home 24 of the 32 first place votes.

Arizona (3), Duke (2) and Wisconsin (3) also grabbed top votes from the panel.

Wichita State begins the year ranked No. 11  despite the loss of some key contributors to last season's perfect run through the regular season. Gonzaga comes in at No. 13, while VCU rounds out the rest of the mid-majors at No. 16.

Here is the full coaches poll for the Preseason:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES
1 Kentucky 29-11 785 24
2 Arizona 33-5 746 3
3 Duke 26-9 715 2
4 Wisconsin 30-8 706 3
5 Kansas 25-10 654 0
6 North Carolina 24-10 598 0
7 Florida 36-3 568 0
8 Virginia 30-7 519 0
9 Louisville 31-6 507 0
10 Texas 24-11 479 0
11 Wichita State 35-1 471 0
12 Villanova 29-5 439 0
13 Gonzaga 29-7 423 0
14 Iowa St. 28-8 323 0
15 Connecticut 32-8 292 0
16 Virginia Commonwealth 26-9 259 0
17 San Diego State 31-5 251 0
18 Michigan State 29-9 241 0
19 Oklahoma 23-10 237 0
20 Ohio State 25-10 223 0
21 Nebraska 19-13 156 0
22 Southern Methodist Univ. 27-10 149 0
23 Michigan 28-9 139 0
24 Syracuse 28-6 128 0
25 Iowa 20-13 56 0