Kansas No. 1; Michigan State No. 2

Updated: October 29, 2009, 2:19 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Pollsters believe Kansas can put its distractions aside and dominate the college basketball world.

The Jayhawks topped the preseason ESPN/USA Today Top 25 coaches' poll, which was released Thursday. Kansas was also No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason poll.

"We will have a bull's-eye on our back," Kansas coach Bill Self said on ESPN's "First Take." "It will make us tougher and harder and if it makes us tougher and harder throughout the season, we'll be better in March."

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