John Calipari Tom Crean

Local News
2:27 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Hoosiers, Cardinals and Wildcats 1-2-3 in Pre-Season Men's Basketball AP Poll

The three projected best teams in men's college basketball are within a two-hour drive of Louisville.

Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason Top 25 for the third time and the first since the 1979-80 season.

The Hoosiers return all five starters, including 7-foot sophomore Cody Zeller.

They received 43 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Friday. Louisville and Kentucky, the teams ranked second and third, received the rest of the first-place votes with Louisville getting 20 and the defending national champion the other two.

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