USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25 Poll


Friday, October 29th 2004, 10:56 am
By: News On 6


The preseason top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2003-04 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and final 2003-04 ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Kansas (8) 24-9 741 9

2. Wake Forest (12) 21-10 724 15

3. North Carolina (6) 19-11 697 22

4. Georgia Tech (1) 28-10 604 3

5. Illinois (1) 26-7 598 11

6. Syracuse 23-8 557 19

7. Connecticut 33-6 541 1

8. Oklahoma State (1) 31-4 511 4

9. Kentucky 27-5 480 8

10. Michigan State 18-12 476 -

11. Arizona (1) 20-10 475 -

12. Duke 31-6 403 2

13. Louisville (1) 20-10 374 -

14. Mississippi State 26-4 365 13

15. Texas 25-8 334 10

16. Maryland 20-12 316 24

17. Pittsburgh 31-5 247 7

18. Alabama 20-13 224 17

19. North Carolina State 21-10 218 20

20. Wisconsin 25-7 216 16

21. Notre Dame 19-13 214 -

22. Florida 20-11 160 -

23. Memphis 22-8 131 -

24. Washington 19-12 108 -

25. Stanford 30-2 64 6

Others receiving votes:(with 2003-04 records): Gonzaga (28-3) 58; Cincinnati (25-7) 44; Michigan (23-11) 38; Providence (20-9) 37; Oklahoma (20-11) 34; Charlotte (21-9) 31; UAB (22-10) 11; UNLV (18-13) 9; Utah (24-9) 6; Pacific (25-8) 5; Southern Illinois (25-5) 4; DePaul (22-10) 3; Purdue (17-14) 3; Texas Tech (23-11) 3; Pepperdine (15-16) 2; Saint Joseph's (30-2) 2; Texas-El Paso (23-8) 2; Toledo (20-11) 2; Florida State (19-14) 1; Princeton (20-8) 1; Vanderbilt (23-10) 1.