Temple and Villanova are ranked in the top 25 by the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Villanova is ranked sixth and Temple is ranked 24th. It is the first preseason ranking for Temple since the 2001-02 season. The Owls are the three-time defending Atlantic 10 Conference champions. The top five: 1) Duke; 2) Michigan State; 3) Ohio State; 4) Pittsburgh; 5) Purdue.