College basketball rankings: AP poll has New Mexico No. 23 in preseason poll

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New Mexico is the only Mountain West basketball team to be ranked in the preseason AP; UNLV and Boise State do receive votes.

The AP poll dropped its preseason basketball poll on Thursday and it is similar to the coaches poll that was released two weeks ago. The top four are the same with Kentucky taking the majority of the first-place votes, followed by Michigan State, Louisville and Duke; the latter three also received first-place votes.

Within the Mountain West, it is only New Mexico who earned a spot in the top 25 by coming in at No. 23, three spots lower than the coaches poll. While the Lobos are the only Mountain West team to earn a spot in the rankings, both UNLV and Boise State earned some consideration by earning votes. The Broncos earned 22 points and UNLV eight.

Once the season goes on look for multiple Mountain West teams will be ranked, but for now the league will settle for having only New Mexico ranked.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (27) 0-0 1,546
2 Michigan State (22) 0-0 1,543
3 Louisville (14) 0-0 1,501
4 Duke (2) 0-0 1,435
5 Kansas 0-0 1,357
6 Arizona 0-0 1,311
7 Michigan 0-0 1,120
8 Oklahoma State 0-0 1,093
8 Syracuse 0-0 1,093
10 Florida 0-0 1,048
11 Ohio State 0-0 1,036
12 North Carolina 0-0 954
13 Memphis 0-0 741
14 Virginia Commonwealth 0-0 680
15 Gonzaga 0-0 538
16 Wichita State 0-0 512
17 Marquette 0-0 510
18 Connecticut 0-0 448
19 Oregon 0-0 408
20 Wisconsin 0-0 338
21 Notre Dame 0-0 332
22 UCLA 0-0 244
23 New Mexico 0-0 213
24 Virginia 0-0 189
25 Baylor 0-0 180
  • Others receiving votes: Tennessee 176, Creighton 145, Indiana 111, Iowa 83, Colorado 83, Harvard 46, Boise State 22, Villanova 14, Arizona State 11, Georgetown 11, UNLV 8, Washington 8, Stanford 6, LSU 6, Pittsburgh 6, Boston College 5, La Salle 4, Saint Louis 3, St. John's 3, Missouri 3, Cincinnati 1

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