Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A-10 represented in preseason basketball poll

The preseason college basketball polls are starting to materialize already. Blue Ribbon's Men's College Basketball Preseason Top 25 was released this week.

Dayton is the lone representative in the poll from the Atlantic 10 Conference, ranked 19th. The Flyers have four returning starters back from last year's 27-8 squad that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Two of the Charlotte 49ers' scheduled nonconference opponents this season - Tennessee and Georgia Tech - are also ranked, 10th and 13th respectively.

Preseason Top 25
1. Kansas
2. Michigan State
3. Texas
4. Villanova
5. North Carolina
6. Purdue
7. Kentucky
8. California
9. Duke
10. Tennessee
11. Butler
12. West Virginia
13. Georgia Tech
14. Minnesota
15. Syracuse
16. Ohio State
17. Oklahoma
18. Connecticut
19. Dayton
20. Maryland
21. Oklahoma State
22. Michigan
23. Washington
24. Georgetown
25. (tie) Siena
25. (tie) Illinois


bfbowers said...

Beating 3+ ranked opponents would be a nice way to get this season underway...

olddeac said...

I believe that Wake will surprise some people this year. They have a boatload of talent. Look for them to be ranked by mid-December.

Anonymous said...

St Bonaventure will be ranked in the top 25 before the season is over.