Kentucky Wildcats and North Carolina Tar Heels both No.1 in NCAA preseason Coaches Poll.
Both teams had 749 points, although the Tar Heels picked up 12 first-place votes while Kentucky had 11.
The Wildcats enter the season No.1 for the third consecutive year. Kentucky lost to Wisconsin 71–64 in the Final Four on April 4.
North Carolina fell to Wisconsin 79–72 in the round of 16 in last season’s NCAA Tournament.
The Kansas Jayhawks are ranked fifth, with one first place vote.
The Big 12 and Big Ten have the most representation, as each conference has five schools in the Top 25. The ACC has four schools, with Virginia coming in at No. 6, while the Pac-12 and SEC have three teams.
The Complete Coaches Poll
2. North Carolina
7. Iowa State
12. Wichita State
13. Michigan State
18. Notre Dame
23. West Virginia