The burn of demoralizing March Madness losses will never cease, but at least you have another season of college hoops to help temporarily curb that anguish, that is until it hits you again next March. With 300-plus teams set to open their 2014-15 seasons with exhibition games in the next two weeks, USA Today has released their preseason coaches poll and although the results are far from shocking (with three national powers at the top), there are certainly a handful of interesting selections, including Wichita State at No. 11 and the suddenly dangerous Virginia Cavaliers inside the top 10.
|Rank||Team||2013-14 Record||Points||1st Place Votes|
|17||San Diego State||31-5||251||0|
Others receiving votes: Harvard 47, Stanford 47, Kansas State 37, Pittsburgh 36, Utah 26, Memphis 25, Minnesota 18, UCLA 15, New Mexico 11, Oregon 9, Louisiana Tech 8, Colorado 8, Arkansas 8, Dayton 6, Providence 5, Notre Dame 5, Massachusetts 4, Georgetown 4, Illinois 4, Texas-El Paso 4, Florida State 3, Baylor 2, George Washington 1, Miami (FL) 1, Toledo 1, Saint Mary’s 1
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