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Purdue Basketball Ranked No. 7 in Preseason AP Top 25 Poll, Second Among Big Ten Teams

Purdue basketball is ranked among the top-10 programs in the nation in the preseason AP Top 25 Poll for the second time during Matt Painters tenure. The Boilermakers will enter the season at No. 7, which ranks second among conference programs.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Basketball program is ranked as the No. 7 team in the country in the preseason AP Top 25 Poll released Monday. The Boilermakers have been ranked in the preseason poll in six of the last seven seasons. 

The top-10 mark is the highest ranking in the preseason since also being ranked at No. 7 at the start of the 2009-10 season. 

Purdue was among five Big Ten Conference schools listed among the nation's top-25 programs. The Boilermakers earned 1,213 points to land ahead of No. 8 Baylor and behind No. 6 Michigan. 

The team is slated to face three ranked opponents during its non-conference schedule. The Boilermakers open their season against Bellarmine at Mackey Arena on Nov. 9, but will host UIndy in an exhibition game on Nov. 4. 

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Preseason AP Top 25 Poll

  1. Gonzaga 
  2. UCLA
  3. Kansas
  4. Villanova
  5. Texas
  6. Michigan 
  7. Purdue
  8. Baylor 
  9. Duke
  10. Kentucky 
  11. Illinois 
  12. Memphis 
  13. Oregon 
  14. Alabama
  15. Houston 
  16. Arkansas
  17. Ohio State 
  18. Tennessee 
  19. North Carolina
  20. Florida State 
  21. Maryland 
  22. Auburn 
  23. St. Bonaventure 
  24. Connecticut 
  25. Virginia

Others Receiving Votes: Michigan State 87, Indiana 41, USC 30, Arizona 26, Virginia Tech 25, Oklahoma State 25, Xavier 22, Texas Tech 17, Richmond 13, Rutgers 11, Colorado State 11, LSU 7, Belmont 7, San Diego State 5, St. John's 5, Mississippi State 5, Syracuse 5, Drake 4, Colorado 4, BYU 3, Notre Dame 3, Louisville 3

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