Duke Blue Devils Sit Atop Preseason College Basketball Coaches’ Poll

The ACC powerhouse finds itself on top of the preseason men’s basketball ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll, getting 29 of the 31 first-place votes. The other two votes went to Michigan State, who ranks second on the poll, followed by Kansas State. Duke, which lost Jon Scheyer, Brian Zoubek and Lance Thomas, has reloaded with players like transfer Seth Curry, brother of Stephen Curry, currently with the Golden State Warriors.

A majority of teams begin their seasons on November 2, 2010.

1. Duke University
2. Michigan State University
3. Kansas State University
4. University of Pittsburgh
5. Ohio State University
6. Villanova University
7. University of Kansas
8. Purdue University
9. University of North Carolina
10. University of Kentucky
11. University of Florida
12. Gonzaga University
13. Syracuse University
14. Baylor University
15. Missouri University
16. University of Illinois
17. University of Washington
18. Butler University
19. Memphis University
20. University of Tennessee
21. Georgetown University
22. Temple University
23. Virginia Tech
24. University of Wisconsin
25. University of Texas