College basketball preseason Top 25 rankings: Gonzaga starts at No. 1

The 2021-22 college basketball preseason Top 25 rankings are finally here with Gonzaga leading the way.

After falling in the 2021 national championship, Gonzaga will begin the 2021-22 season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll. The defending champs, Baylor, are pegged at No. 8. UCLA, Kansas, Villanova and Texas round out the Top 5 after Gonzaga.

The full Top 25 rankings are below.

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  1. Gonzaga
  2. UCLA
  3. Kansas
  4. Villanova
  5. Texas
  6. Michigan
  7. Purdue
  8. Baylor
  9. Duke
  10. Kentucky
  11. Illinois
  12. Memphis
  13. Oregon
  14. Alabama
  15. Houston
  16. Arkansas
  17. Ohio State
  18. Tennessee
  19. North Carolina
  20. Florida State
  21. Maryland
  22. Auburn
  23. St. Bonaventure
  24. UConn
  25. Virginia

Receiving votes: Michigan State 87, Indiana 41, USC 30, Arizona 26, Virginia Tech 25, Oklahoma State 25, Xavier 22, Texas Tech 17, Richmond 13, Rutgers 11, Colorado State 11, LSU 7, Belmont 7, San Diego State 5, St. John’s 5, Mississippi State 5, Syracuse 5, Drake 4, Colorado 4, BYU 3, Notre Dame 3, Louisville 3



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