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    Kentucky, Florida In USA Today Preseason Hoops Poll

    The USA TODAY Sports preseason Top 25 men’s basketball coaches poll has been released, and the SEC's own Kentucky Wildcats sit atop the rankings heading into the 2013-2014 season.

    The Wildcats, coming off a 21-12 season last year, edged out Michigan State for first place by 18 votes. Florida, which is coming off back-to-back trips to the Elite Eight, landed at No. 8 on the list, giving the SEC a pair of teams in the top-10. Tennessee, Missouri, LSU and Georgia also received votes but were left just outside of the top-25. Full rankings below.

    The USA TODAY Sports preseason Top 25 

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

    Others receiving votes (2012-13 record in parentheses): Baylor (23-14) 102; Colorado (21-12) 93; Creighton (28-8) 87; Iowa (25-13) 86; Tennessee (20-13) 73; Georgetown (25-7) 38; Harvard (20-10) 28; Pittsburgh (24-9) 23; California (21-12) 16; Boise State (21-11) 11; Saint Louis (28-7) 8; La Salle (24-10) 7; Missouri (23-11) 4; Temple (24-10) 4; Villanova (20-14) 4; Kansas State (27-8) 3; Arizona State (22-13) 2; Illinois (23-13) 2; Iowa State (23-12) 2; LSU (19-12) 2; Georgia (15-17) 1; UNLV (25-10) 1.