The USA TODAY preseason college basketball poll for 2017-18, with outlooks for the top 25:Points: 774 (20 first-place votes). Previous ranking: 13. Outlook: The Blue Devils will be loaded with youth and inexperience, but it will be supremely talented youth and inexperience. Mike Krzyzewski also will have 6-11 sophomore Marques Bolden and senior captain Grayson Allen. If Allen plays like a leader, he will be a candidate for all of the player of the year awards. Points: 747 (9).
Nothing is more certain to be wrong than a preseason poll: Projecting the potential success of teams that have yet to play a game is an exercise in futility. It is also certain that where a team starts — as in Thursday's college men's basketball preseason coaches poll — doesn't necessarily have anything to do with where it finishes. Still, it stings when a consensus of coaches finds you unworthy of their top 25.
The preseason Amway Coaches Poll, with outlooks for the top 25:1. Alabama (14-1)Points: 1,603 (49 first-place votes). Previous ranking: 2. Opens: Sept. 2 vs. No. 3 Florida State in Atlanta (ABC, 8). Outlook: Dynamic QB Jalen Hurts has a year under his belt, his backfield is loaded, and the defense should be its formidable self. In short, the Crimson Tide are heavy favorites in the SEC once again. 2. Ohio State (11-2)Points: 1,512 (5). Previous ranking: 6. Opens: Aug. 31 at Indiana (ESPN, 8).
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