Duke is the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college basketball poll.READ MORE: Synagogue Hostage-Taker Malik Faisal Akram Had Stayed In North Texas Area Shelters
The Blue Devils, who return three starters from last season’s team and have what is considered one of the top recruiting classes in the nation, received 58 of the 65 first-place votes from the national media panel on Monday.
Kentucky, which had two No. 1 votes, is second with Kansas third. Defending national champion Villanova had four first-place votes and was fourth with Oregon, which had the other No. 1 vote is fifth.
North Carolina, Xavier, Virginia, Wisconsin and Arizona round out the top 10.READ MORE: Security Expert Shares 'Run, Hide, Fight' Guidance In Wake Of Colleyville Synagogue Hostage Situation
Indiana is 11th followed by Michigan State, Louisville, Gonzaga, Purdue, UCLA, Saint Mary’s, Connecticut, Syracuse and West Virginia.
The last five ranked teams are Texas, Creighton, Rhode Island, Iowa State and Maryland.
The Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten are tied with five ranked teams each while the Big 12 has four.MORE NEWS: Colleyville's Congregation Beth Israel Gathers For Special Service In Response To Saturday's Hostage Situation
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