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AP Poll: Shockers 16th, Jayhawks 5th

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:10:38 PM CST
Updated On: Oct 31 2013 01:50:37 PM CDT
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The coaches of college basketball and the media can agree on one thing, and that's the preseason Top 25 poll. 

The Associated Press released the Preseason Top 25 today, and it looks very similar to the Coaches Poll released two weeks ago.

The top four spots in both polls are the same, with the first difference coming at #5 & #6. The AP picked Kansas to finish #5, while the coaches picked them at #6.

Wichita State is ranked #16 in both polls. The Shockers are coming off a Final Four run that saw them finish with a record of 30-9.

The Shockers received 512 points, just below Gonzaga, who the Shockers beat last season in the NCAA Tournament.

Louisville, the defending champion, and also the team who ended the WSU run in the Final Four is picked third.

Kansas State received votes in the Coaches poll, but did not receive any votes in the AP poll.

AP Top 25 Preseason Poll

1    Kentucky (27)   1,546
2    Michigan State (22)     1,543
3    Louisville (14)      1,501
4    Duke (2)    1,435
5    Kansas     1,357
6    Arizona    1,311
7    Michigan      1,120
8    Oklahoma State     1,093
8    Syracuse    1,093
10    Florida     1,048
11    Ohio State      1,036
12    North Carolina     954
13    Memphis     741
14    VCU    680
15    Gonzaga    538
16    Wichita State   512
17    Marquette    510
18    Connecticut     448
19    Oregon    408
20    Wisconsin   338
21    Notre Dame   332
22    UCLA      244
23    New Mexico    213
24    Virginia      189
25    Baylor     180

Others receiving votes: Tennessee 176, Creighton 145, Indiana 111, Iowa 83, Colorado 83, Harvard 46, Boise State 22, Villanova 14, Arizona State 11, Georgetown 11, UNLV 8, Washington 8, Stanford 6, LSU 6, Pittsburgh 6, Boston College 5, La Salle 4, Saint Louis 3, St. John's 3, Missouri 3, Cincinnati 1

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