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USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25 Poll Released
By: UCLA Athletics

Nov. 2, 2000

LOS ANGELES - The Preseason Top Twenty Five teams in the USA Today/ESPN college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 1999-00 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last season's final ranking:

                        Record   Pts  Pvs
 1. Arizona (19)         27-7    756    8
 2. Duke (12)            29-5    753    4
 3. Stanford             27-4    631    5
 4. North Carolina       22-14   615   11
 5. Michigan State       32-7    606    1
 6. Kansas               24-10   587    -
 7. Maryland             25-10   567   25
 8. Tennessee            26-7    545   14
 9. Illinois             22-10   527    -
10. Seton Hall           22-10   486    -
11. Florida              29-8    443    2
12. Kentucky             23-10   391   22
13. Connecticut          25-10   314    -
14. Cincinnati           29-4    285    7
15. Arkansas             19-15   265    -
16. Utah                 23-9    252    -
17. Notre Dame           22-15   242    -
18. Wake Forest          22-14   223    -
19. UCLA                 21-12   215   23
20. DePaul               21-12   172    -
21. Oklahoma             27-7    136   19
22. Wisconsin            22-14   124   16
23. Iowa State           32-5    107    3
24. Southern Cal         16-14    87    -
25. Virginia             19-12    81    -
Others receiving votes: Missouri 64, Georgetown 48, North Carolina State 48, Alabama 47, Temple 41, Indiana 39, Iowa 33, Syracuse 33, St. John's 28, Xavier 27, Purdue 22, Utah State 21, South Florida 19, Ohio State 17, Oklahoma State 17, Southern Methodist 16, North Carolina-Charlotte 15, Texas 15, Dayton 11, Michigan 10, Wyoming 10, Creighton 9, Detroit 7, Fresno State 7, Charleston 6, Louisville 6, UNLV 6, Indiana State 5, LSU 5, Auburn 4, Miami 4, Valparaiso 4, Gonzaga 3, South Carolina 3, TCU 3, Villanova 3, Memphis 2, Niagara 2, Cal State-Northridge 1, Hawaii 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Murray State 1, Tulsa 1.

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