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Preseason AP Poll: Gonzaga checks in at No. 13

Kentucky, Arizona, Wisconsin, Duke, and Kansas make up the top five in the recently released AP Top 25

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Multitudes of rankings, power rankings, and other lists have been released to try and guess who is the best before any games are played.  While all of these will eventually prove worthless, if there is one worth taking note of, it is the Associated Press poll.  The AP poll is the most 'blessed' poll of the bunch - even though it is certainly flawed in many ways.  That said, as we approach the dawn of a new basketball season, the AP has once again released their rankings and they have tabbed the Bulldogs as the No. 13 team in the nation.

The ranking matches the number that coaches released several weeks earlier but I will be curious to see the bell curve on the Bulldogs ranking across various voters.  From some of the individual polls I have seen so far, I'm guessing the Zags will be a team that is one of the most disagreed upon - which we have become used to.

Here's a full look at the just released poll:

2014-15 AP Preseason Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts
1 Kentucky Wildcats (52) 0-0 1604
2 Arizona Wildcats (5) 0-0 1518
3 Wisconsin Badgers (8) 0-0 1483
4 Duke Blue Devils 0-0 1415
5 Kansas Jayhawks 0-0 1346
6 North Carolina Tar Heels 0-0 1274
7 Florida Gators 0-0 1153
8 Louisville Cardinals 0-0 1114
9 Virginia Cavaliers 0-0 1090
10 Texas Longhorns 0-0 1061
11 Wichita State Shockers 0-0 1027
12 Villanova Wildcats 0-0 885
13 Gonzaga Bulldogs 0-0 840
14 Iowa State Cyclones 0-0 781
15 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 0-0 574
16 San Diego State Aztecs 0-0 560
17 Connecticut Huskies 0-0 552
18 Michigan State Spartans 0-0 521
19 Oklahoma Sooners 0-0 426
20 Ohio State Buckeyes 0-0 340
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 0-0 309
22 SMU Mustangs 0-0 285
23 Syracuse Orange 0-0 178
24 Michigan Wolverines 0-0 167
25 (Tie) Harvard Crimson 0-0 98
25 (Tie) Utah Utes