Big 12 Places 3 Hoops Teams In Blue Ribbon Preseason Top 25

The college football season is under way, and in a few weeks, Big 12 basketball teams will hit the practice court. The Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook got an early start on the college hoops season this week, announcing its preseason men’s top 25, and three Big 12 teams are on the list, topped by Kansas at No, 6.BMNWPILZUVQTHIY_20081112231702

Oklahoma State and Baylor are ranked 12th and 21st, respectively, in the Blue Ribbon preseason poll. Michigan State is No. 1 in the preseason poll, followed in order by Kentucky, Louisville, Duke and Arizona.

With three starters returning an one of the country’s top recruiting classes, including the No. 1 overall prospect, Andrew Wiggins, Kansas should be the unanimous choice of the Big 12 coaches when the conference comes out with its preseason poll prior to the start of the season. The Jayhawks have won or shared nine consecutive Big 12 championships.

Oklahoma State is in equally good shape coming into the 2013-14 season, with four starters from las year’s 24-9 team returning, including the Big 12 Player of the Year in sophomore guard Marcus Smart. Baylor returns its top two scorers from a year ago, senior forward Cory Jefferswon and sophomore front-court mate Isaiah Austin.

The Big Ten has four teams in the Blue Ribbon preseason top 25. The Big 12 and SEC each have three teams among the top 25

Published since 1981, the Blue Ribbon College Yearbook is a leading source of information on Division I teams.

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook 2013-14 Preseason Top 25

  1. Michigan State
  2. Kentucky
  3. Louisville
  4. Duke
  5. Arizona
  6. Kansas
  7. Florida
  8. Syracuse
  9. Michigan
  10. North Carolina
  11. Ohio State
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Wichita State
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Connecticut
  16. Marquette
  17. Memphis
  18. Virginia Commonwealth
  19. Notre Dame
  20. Tennessee
  21. Creighton
  22. Baylor
  23. Colorado
  24. Iowa
  25. New Mexico

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