ESPN Preseaon Top 25 Out

Kansas, Wake, UNC, Ga. Tech, Illinois - Top 5

Of note:
Duke - 12
Louisville - 13
Alabama - 18
NC State - 19
Memphis - 23
Cincy - 27
UAB - 32
DePaul - 37
St. Joe’s - 40

I’m biased, but I’d switch us and Cincy. There are a couple of top 25 teams that dont belong in there either.

FYI, here’s this year’s coaches poll roster:

The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The 2004-05 board:

Dana Altman, Creighton;
Tevester Anderson, Jackson State;
Eddie Biedenbach, North Carolina-Asheville;
Jim Boeheim, Syracuse;
Charles Coles, Miami (Ohio);
Barry Collier, Nebraska;
Dick Davey; Santa Clara;
Fran Dunphy, Pennsylvania;
Mick Durham, Montana State;
Rob Evans, Arizona State;
Steve Fisher, San Diego State;
Pat Flannery, Bucknell;
Tom Green, Fairleigh Dickinson;
David Henderson, Delaware;
Bob Huggins, Cincinnati;
Johnny Jones, North Texas;
Gene Keady, Purdue;
Eddie McCarter, Texas-Arlington;
Bob McKillop, Davidson;
Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph’s;
Joe Mihalich, Niagara;
Ron “Fang” Mitchell, Coppin State;
Dave Odom, South Carolina;
John Phillips, Tulsa;
Rick Samuels, Eastern Illinois;
Kirk Speraw, Central Florida;
Bob Thomason, Pacific;
Perry Watson, Detroit Mercy;
Gary Williams, Maryland;
Dennis Wolff, Boston University;
Rich Zvosec, Missouri-Kansas City.

Not many familiar names on that list. I guess that means Huggy, McKillop, and maybe someone like Boeheim, Martelli, Odom or Biedenbach are voting for us? Plus some random coaches who read Athlon?


thats better than where we started last year, when does the ap poll come out?