Blue Ribbon releases preseason top 25

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Blue Ribbon, the college basketball preseason bible, has released their preseason top 25 list, and the top five is about what you should expect.

In fact, if there is an outlet that does not have this top five in some order, then you probably need to stop reading that outlet.

After that, there are some picks here that I disagree with. Wisconsin at No. 6 is a bit high, as is Purdue at No. 9. UConn at No. 15? Butler at No. 16? West Virginia at No. 21? I’m not on any of those three teams this season.

But beyond that, this is a pretty good ranking, and won’t differ from what ours will look like when it is released.

  1. Duke
  2. Oregon
  3. Kansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. Villanova
  6. Wisconsin
  7. North Carolina
  8. Louisville
  9. Purdue
  10. Virginia
  11. Michigan State
  12. Xavier
  13. Arizona
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Connecticut
  16. Butler
  17. Saint Mary’s
  18. Indiana
  19. Creighton
  20. Florida State
  21. West Virginia
  22. UCLA
  23. NC State
  24. Maryland
  25. Rhode Island