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.
Preseason AP Top 25 Poll
- Ohio State
- North Carolina
- Florida State
- St. Bonaventure
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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