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2017-18 NCAA College Basketball Top 25 Rankings Poll

A glance at the top 25 mens college basketball teams heading into the 2017-18 season
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Allonzo Trier and Arizona are a hot pick to win the 2018 national title. Getty Images

The 2017-18 College Basketball season is right around the corner with the first slate of games set for Friday, Nov. 10.

The contenders for the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball crown are very much blue bloods in the preseason. Our top five here consists of Arizona, Duke, Michigan State, Kansas and Kentucky. Reigning champ North Carolina creeps into the top 10.

Louisville still has a tremendous roster despite losing Brian Bowen and Rick Pitino in the much-heralded FBI investigation. Arizona will also likely be hit, but not enough to knock it from the one spot here. Here is a look at the rankings.


1. Arizona Wildcats

2. Duke Blue Devils

3. Michigan State Spartans

4. Kansas Jayhawks

5. Kentucky Wildcats

6. Wichita State Shockers

7. USC Trojans

8. Villanova Wildcats

9. North Carolina Tar Heels

10. Miami Hurricanes

11. Florida Gators

12. Louisville Cardinals

13. Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish

14. Minnesota Gophers

15. Northwestern Wildcats

16. Cincinnati Bearcats

17. Baylor Bears

18. Gonzaga Bulldogs

19. Xavier Musketeers

20. St. Mary’s Gaels

21. West Virginia Mountaineers

22. Alabama Crimson Tide

23. UCLA Bruins

24. Purdue Boilermakers

25. Providence Friars

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