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USA Today/ Coaches Poll with three Big East teams, Duke at top

Six Big East teams in total get mentioned in the first coaches’ poll.

Seton Hall v Arkansas Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The first USA Today/ Coaches poll in basketball includes a Big East team at #6, and two other Big East squads in the rankings - but not in the way they appear in the Big East Coaches’ Poll.

Duke leads the early voting with Michigan State a close second. Possible St. John’s opponent (in the Advocare Invitational) West Virginia is #10. Xavier ranks #17 and Seton Hall is placed at #23 to start the season.

In the “Also Receiving Votes” category, other Big East teams are mentioned - but not St. John’s. Butler receives 43 votes (27th), Providence received 21 votes (32nd) and Creighton received six votes (42nd).

In the Big East Coaches’ Poll, Butler was eighth, after St. John’s and Marquette. Seton Hall was the second-place team in that ranking, unlike in the national poll where the Pirates are a clear third to Xavier.

Possible St. John’s opponent (in the Advocare Invitational) Missouri received 35 votes (29th). Darien Williams’ new team, Nevada, received a vote as well.

The full list:

USA Today Coaches Poll

Rank Team Points 1st Place Votes
Rank Team Points 1st Place Votes
1 Duke 774 20
2 Michigan St 747 9
3 Kansas 723 0
4 Kentucky 678 0
5 Arizona 654 2
6 Villanova 623 0
7 Florida 549 1
8 Wichita St. 543 0
9 North Carolina 515 0
10 West Virginia 458 0
11 Southern California 396 0
12 Miami-Florida 383 0
13 Cincinnati 349 0
14 Notre Dame 305 0
15 Minnesota 303 0
16 Louisville 295 0
17 Xavier 284 0
18 UCLA 275 0
19 Gonzaga 242 0
20 Northwestern 208 0
21 Purdue 167 0
22 St. Mary's 152 0
23 Seton Hall 139 0
24 Baylor 107 0
25 Alabama 82 0
Also receiving votes
26 Texas A&M 76
27 Virginia 57
28 Butler 43
29 Missouri 35
30 TCU 32
31 Rhode Island 31
32 Providence 21
33 Wisconsin 21
34 Maryland 20
35 Oakland 19
36 Oklahoma 19
37 Michigan 13
38 Texas A&M 13
39 Virginia Tech 12
40 Oregon 12
41 Southern Methodist 6
42 Creighton 6
43 Georgia 3
44 Georgia Tech 3
45 Harvard 2
46 Arkansas 2
47 Florida State 1
48 South Carolina 1
49 Nevada 1
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