The preseason AP Poll is out, and Kentucky has joined UCLA, UNLV, and North Carolina to be named back-to-back preseason #1 since the AP Poll started in 1961-62. This is Kentucky's fourth preseason #1 ranking. Arizona, Wisconsin, and Duke follow Kentucky in the Poll.
Kansas checked in at #5. Other Big 12 teams are #10 Texas, #14 Iowa State and #19 Oklahoma. Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Baylor, and West Virginia all came in under "Receiving votes."
Regionally, Wichita State starts off with its highest preseason ranking since the 1981-82 season at #11. Nebraska came in at #21 while Iowa and Arkansas received votes.
Larry Brown's SMU Mustangs came in at #22. Utah and Harvard round out the Top 25 with a tie for the 25th spot.
2014-15 AP Preseason Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (52)||0-0||1604|
|2||Arizona Wildcats (5)||0-0||1518|
|3||Wisconsin Badgers (8)||0-0||1483|
|4||Duke Blue Devils||0-0||1415|
|6||North Carolina Tar Heels||0-0||1274|
|11||Wichita State Shockers||0-0||1027|
|14||Iowa State Cyclones||0-0||781|
|15||Virginia Commonwealth Rams||0-0||574|
|16||San Diego State Aztecs||0-0||560|
|18||Michigan State Spartans||0-0||521|
|20||Ohio State Buckeyes||0-0||340|
|Others Receiving Votes: Stanford 71, Iowa 58, Colorado 57, UCLA 35, Minnesota 34, Kansas St. 27, Arkansas 21, Pittsburgh 20, Memphis 15, N.C. State 14, Louisiana Tech 9, Cincinnati 8, LSU 8, Geo. Wash. 7, Oklahoma St. 6, Notre Dame 6, Dayton 6, Florida St. 5, Georgetown 5, Maryland 3, Illinois 3, UNLV 2, BYU 2, UTEP 1, S.F. Austin 1, Baylor 1, West Virginia 1|