Preseason Top 25: Defending Champion Duke Opens At No. 1

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Defending champion Duke begins the 2010-'11 men's college basketball season on top of the preseason ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll. The Blue Devils received 29 of 31 first-place votes in the poll. No. 2 Michigan State received the other two first-place votes. Kansas State, with almost everyone coming back from last season's 29-8 team, is ranked No. 3, while Pittsburgh (four starters and seven of eight players returning) and Ohio State, which boasts a top recruiting class that some publications pegged as tops in the nation, round out the top five. There are 9 schools in the poll that were not in the final poll last season - the highest ranked is no. 9 North Carolina.

1. Duke (29)
2. Michigan State (2)
3. Kansas State
4. Pittsburgh
5. Ohio State
6. Villanova
7. Kansas
8. Purdue
9. North Carolina
10. Kentucky

After the jump, numbers 11 - 25.

11. Florida
12. Gonzaga
13. Syracuse
14. Baylor
15. Missouri
16t. Illinois
16t. Washington
18. Butler
19. Memphis
20. Tennessee
21. Georgetown
22. Temple
23. Virginia Tech
24. Wisconsin
25. Texas