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Preseason Top 25 College Basketball Rankings

College basketball is right around the corner. There are new coaches everywhere, many high profile players are at new schools and there are many teams that are ready to win the national championship. If you are new to ready college basketball articles here at FlurrySports, I will be posting college basketball rankings every week, with headlines and games to watch for the upcoming week.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the preseason top 25 college basketball rankings and what to watch for Week 1.

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Top 25 College Basketball Rankings

1. Gonzaga (0-0, 0-0)

2. UCLA (0-0, 0-0)

3. Kansas (0-0, 0-0)

4. Texas (0-0, 0-0)

5. Villanova (0-0, 0-0)

6. Purdue (0-0, 0-0)

7. Michigan (0-0, 0-0)

8. Kentucky (0-0, 0-0)

9. Baylor (0-0, 0-0)

10. Duke (0-0, 0-0)

11. Oregon (0-0, 0-0)

12. Memphis (0-0, 0-0)

13. Illinois (0-0, 0-0)

14. Alabama (0-0, 0-0)

15. North Carolina (0-0, 0-0)

16. Houston (0-0, 0-0)

17. Ohio State (0-0, 0-0)

18. Arkansas (0-0, 0-0)

19. Tennessee (0-0, 0-0)

20. Maryland (0-0, 0-0)

21. Florida State (0-0, 0-0)

22. Saint Bonaventure (0-0, 0-0)

23. Connecticut (0-0, 0-0)

24. Auburn (0-0, 0-0)

25. Virginia (0-0, 0-0)

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College Basketball Top-25 Headlines

How does Baylor rebound after winning the National Championship last year?

Kansas will not have to rely on freshmen this year, as one key addition was Arizona State transfer Remy Martin.

How does Gonzaga fill the holes left by Corey Kispert and Jalen Suggs?

UCLA brings back almost every player from last year’s Final Four team.

North Carolina will begin their first season since 2003 with a new head coach.

Duke’s star freshman Paolo Banchero will make his college debut.

Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn will be suspended for the first three games of the season.

Two-thirds of Kentucky’s roster has three or more years of experience in college basketball.

Arkansas will likely have a lineup consisting of 5-7 guard Chris Lykes and 7-3 forward Connor Vanover.

Collin Gillespie is back, for what feels like the 10th year, to lead Villanova in the Big East.

How will highly-touted prospect Emoni Bates play at Memphis?

College Basketball Rankings
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College Basketball Top-25 Games to Watch For Week 1

Tuesday, Nov. 9

(5) Villanova vs. Mount Saint Marys

(17) Ohio State vs. Akron

(23) Uconn vs. Central Connecticut

(3) Kansas vs. Michigan State

(4) Texas vs. Houston Baptist

(6) Purdue vs. Bellarmine

(11) Oregon vs. Texas Southern

(19) Tennessee vs. UT Martin

(15) North Carolina vs. Loyola (MD)

(20) Maryland vs. Quinnipiac

(22) Saint Bonaventure vs. Siena

(12) Memphis vs. Tennessee Tech

(16) Houston vs. Hofstra

(18) Arkansas vs. Mercer

(24) Auburn vs. Morehead State

(13) Illinois vs. Jackson State

(1) Gonzaga vs. Dixie State

(14) Alabama vs. Louisiana Tech

(25) Virginia vs. Navy

(10) Duke vs. (8) Kentucky

(2) UCLA vs. CSU Bakersfield

Wednesday, Nov. 10

(7) Michigan vs. Buffalo

(21) Florida State vs. Pennsylvania

Thursday, Nov. 11

(20) Maryland vs. George Washington

Friday, Nov. 12

(10) Duke vs. Army

(8) Kentucky vs. Robert Morris

(17) Ohio State vs. Niagara

(25) Virginia vs. Radford

(3) Kansas vs. Tarleton

(14) Alabama vs. South Dakota State

(16) Houston vs. Rice

(24) Auburn vs. UL Monroe

(6) Purdue vs. Indiana State

(9) Baylor vs. Incarnate World

(13) Illinois vs. Arkansas State

(15) North Carolina vs. Brown

(11) Oregon vs. SMU

(2) UCLA vs. (5) Villanova

Saturday, Nov. 13

(23) UConn vs. Tennessee State

(20) Maryland vs. Vermont

(18) Arkansas vs. Gardner-Webb

(12) Memphis vs. North Carolina Central

(7) Michigan vs. Prairieview A&M

(10) Duke vs. Campbell

(1) Gonzaga vs. (4) Texas

Sunday, Nov 14

(19) Tennessee vs. East Tennessee State

(21) Florida State vs. Florida


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