Gonzaga is the preseason No. 1 group in school basketball. The Zags edged out Baylor and Villanova for the highest spot within the preseason AP Prime 25 within the ballot launched Monday, marking the primary time in its historical past it’s ranked No. 1 within the preseason rankings.
Baylor is available in at No. 2 and Villanova at No. 3, with Virginia and Iowa rounding out the highest 5.
It is the third consecutive season that Mark Few’s Bulldogs are ranked contained in the preseason high 10. Within the final two seasons, they gained a mixed 64 video games, greater than any group in school basketball. They misplaced Filip Petrusev and Killian Tillie to the NBA this offseason, however return Corey Kispert and Joel Ayayi whereas including five-star freshman Jalen Suggs to the combination.
Pretty much as good as Gonzaga is, although, Baylor has an equally spectacular preseason resume. The Bears spent nearly all of final season atop the AP rankings and return their high three scorers, led by All-America candidate Jared Butler.
Rounding out the highest 10 of the ballot is No. 6 Kansas, which ended final season at No. 1 within the rankings, in addition to Wisconsin, Illinois, Duke and Kentucky.
Here is a take a look at the complete AP Prime 25.
AP Preseason Prime 25
The highest 25 groups in The Related Press’ 2020-21 Prime 25 preseason school basketball ballot, with first-place votes in parentheses, complete factors primarily based on 25 factors for a first-place vote via one level for a Twenty fifth-place vote and final season’s last rating:
Others receiving votes: LSU 146, Memphis 69, Florida 69, Alabama 50, Indiana 48, Louisville 41, Richmond 40, Stanford 14, Windfall 9, Saint Louis 8, Auburn 8, San Diego State 6, Connecticut 6, BYU 4, Loyola Chicago 3, Seton Corridor 2, UNC Greensboro 1, Northern Iowa 1