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Kansas grabs top spot in preseason college basketball poll

5 years ago October 29, 2009 Oct 29, 2009 Thursday, October 29 2009 Thursday, October 29, 2009 6:38:51 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: John Pastorek

The defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks grabbed the top spot in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball preseason poll.

The Jayhawks finished 27-8 in 2008, winning the title by beating Memphis in overtime 75-68 in San Antonio.

Michigan State, Texas, North Carolina and Kentucky rounded out the top five in the poll.

Tennessee and Mississippi State were the only other SEC teams in the top 25. The Volunteers came in at number 11, with the Bulldogs at number 19.

The LSU Tigers did not receive any votes.

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