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The Associated Press released its preseason men's Division I basketball poll Monday afternoon.
 
Duke is the overwhelming pick. Kentucky was the only other team to receive first-place votes.
 
Kansas, defending national champion Villanova and Orgeon round out the top 5. 
 
National runner-up North Carolina is ranked sixth followed by Xavier, Virginia, Wisconsin and Arizona.
 
Indiana and Michigan State out of the Big Ten are ranked 11th and 12th respectively with Purdue at 15.
 
Louisville and Gonzaga come in at 13 and 14.
 
Maryland was the final Big Ten team in the top 25 at 25th.

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