Kansas Jayhawks open up the season ranked #1 in NCAA basketball poll

10/29/09 in NCAABB   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

The Kansas Jayhawks have been given the target to wear on their backs, as the preseason #1 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll. Defending champs North Carolina came in at #4, and Michigan State, who lost to the Tar Heels in the final, but beat Kansas in the Sweet 16 last year, is #2.

Here's the full Top 25, with 1st place votes in parenthesis:

1. Kansas (27)
2. Michigan State (3)
3. Texas
4. North Carolina (1)
5. Kentucky
6. Villanova
7. Purdue
8. Duke
9. West Virginia
10. Butler
11. Tennessee
12. California
13. Washington
14. Connecticut
15. Michigan
16. Oklahoma
17. Ohio State
18. Minnesota
19. Mississippi State
20. Georgia Tech
21. Georgetown
22. Dayton
23. Louisville
24. Clemson
25. Syracuse
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