The highly touted Kentucky Wildcats team comes into the season the top ranked team according to the Associated Press. The Wildcats received 27 first place votes. They lost in the National Invite Tournament last season to Robert Morris.
Rounding out the top five are Michigan State, defending champions Louisville, Duke and Kansas.
Ohio State comes in at 11th. The Buckeyes finished last season 29-8 with an Elite 8 loss to Wichita State.
Kentucky will open their season November 8th against UNC-Ashville. Ohio State opens their season a day later against Morgan State.
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