Kansas nabs No. 1 spot, K-State No. 12 in AP Top 25 preseason poll

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/KWCH) - Kansas is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll.

Bill Self's Jayhawks earned 37 of 65 first-place votes in results released Monday. That was nearly double that of second-ranked Kentucky.

The Jayhawks lost three starters from last year's Final Four team, but have a restocked roster that includes transfer help from Memphis and California.

Gonzaga is No. 3, followed by Duke and Virginia to round out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 is: No. 6 Tennessee, No. 7 Nevada, No. 8 North Carolina, reigning national champion Villanova at 9 and Michigan State at 10.

Kansas State barely misses the Top 10 at No. 12 with 922 points.

The Atlantic Coast Conference has seven ranked teams, the most for any conference. The Southeastern Conference has five teams in the poll.

*Note: Wichita State was previously listed as tied with Nevada for the No. 7 spot. That was due to an error on the AP's site which has since been corrected.

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