Minnesota Ranked in Both Preseason BB Polls

Lawrence Westbrook leads #18 Gophers

Minnesota is ranked #18 in the ESPN/USA Today and 25th in the AP preseason basketball poll. The Gophers are the fifth Big Ten team ranked in the ESPN/USA Today poll, following #2 Michigan State, #7 Purdue, #15 Michigan and #17 Ohio State. The Gophers return their top nine scorers and 88.5% of their scoring, 88.3% of their rebounding and 91.45 of their assists from last year's team.

ESPN/USA Today Poll 1. Kansas (27) 0-0 770
2. Michigan State (3) 0-0 732
3. Texas 0-0 676
4. North Carolina (1) 0-0 653
5. Kentucky 0-0 635
6. Villanova 0-0 620
7. Purdue 0-0 586
8. Duke 0-0 528
9. West Virginia 0-0 501
10. Butler 0-0 408
11. Tennessee 0-0 406
12. California 0-0 370
13. Washington 0-0 364
14. Connecticut 0-0 361
15. Michigan 0-0 279
16. Oklahoma 0-0 244
17. Ohio State 0-0 241
18. Minnesota 0-0 151
19. Mississippi State 0-0 149
20. Georgia Tech 0-0 136
21. Georgetown 0-0 134
22. Dayton 0-0 130
23. Louisville 0-0 123
24. Clemson 0-0 114
25. Syracuse 0-0 111

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