Like I've stated before, as the Carolina basketball season approaches so does the end of my sanity.
Baylor debuted at No. 2 in the preseason Associated Press Poll to lead five Big 12 teams that were ranked or received votes. You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site.
Duke returns three starters from last year's team and is slated to bring in ESPN's second-ranked recruiting class. Kentucky was the only other team to receive first-place votes. The Lady Bears had 12 first place votes.
The Longhorns are ranked No. 8 in the women's poll, released Tuesday.
The Cards, who are ranked 14th in the preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll, rank behind Michigan State and just ahead of Gonzaga.
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The Wildcats, who opened their 2016-17 season with a 108-51 exhibition win over Clarion on Sunday night, stand behind only Duke, which was nearly a unanimous choice at No. 1. Last season, OR became only the ninth team since 1984-85 to start out unranked and end up as a No. 1 seed.
The five-star, 18-year-old prospect will play his first regular-season game against Appalachian State on December 15.
Kansas extended the nation's longest streak of appearances in the top 25 with its 143rd. All came during the regular season. The ranking for the Sooners marks the 20th consecutive week that OU has appeared in the AP Poll dating back to last season.
North Carolina, Xavier, Virginia, Wisconsin and Arizona round out the top 10. Florida State, Miami, NC State, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame also received votes but missed the top 25.