College Basketball Rankings 2013: First Coaches Poll released

Feb 23, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari coaches his players in a time out during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Missouri 90-83. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats are the No. 1 ranked team in college basketball heading into the season, as John Calipari’s squad looks to rebound from a disappointing loss to Robert Morris in the NIT tournament last season.

The defending champion Louisville Cardinals come in at No. 3, while the Michigan State Spartans and Tom Izzo occupy the No. 2 spot.

The remaining teams in the top five are the Duke Blue Devils and Arizona Wildcats.

Where does your team rank in the initial top 25 list?

Here is the first USA Today Coaches Poll of the college basketball season:

Rank Team Last Year’s Record Points 1st place votes Previous Rank
1

Kentucky

21-12 767 16 NR
2

Michigan St.

27-9 749 3 13
3

Louisville

35-5 741 10 1
4

Duke

30-6 710 3 5
5

Arizona

27-8 637 0 14
6

Kansas

31-6 623 0 8
7

Syracuse

30-10 551 0 3
8

Florida

29-8 550 0 9
9

Michigan

31-8 548 0 2
10

Ohio St.

29-8 533 0 6
11

North Carolina

25-11 494 0 NR
12

Oklahoma St.

24-9 462 0 NR
13

Memphis

31-5 334 0 18
14

Gonzaga

32-3 270 0 12
15

Va. Commonwealth

27-9 258 0 23
16

Wichita St.

30-9 233 0 4
17

Marquette

26-9 230 0 11
18

Oregon

28-9 175 0 15
19

Connecticut

20-10 167 0 NR
20

New Mexico

29-6 153 0 19
21

Wisconsin

23-12 148 0 22
22

Notre Dame

25-10 128 0 NR
23

UCLA

25-10 121 0 NR
24

Indiana

29-7 118 0 7
25

Virginia

23-12 103 0 NR
Others Receiving Votes
Baylor 102; Colorado 93; Creighton 87; Iowa 86; Tennessee 73; Georgetown 38; Harvard 28; Pittsburgh 23; California 16; Boise State 11; Saint Louis 8; La Salle 7; Temple 4; Missouri 4; Villanova 4; Kansas State 3; LSU 2; Iowa State 2; Arizona State 2; Illinois 2; Georgia 1; UNLV 1.

Topics: College Basketball, NCAA Basketball

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