Temple ranked 29th in preseason poll

Temple received the most points among City Six team in the USA Today-ESPN men's preseason college basketball poll that was released today.

Temple was 29th. Villanova was 34th and Drexel was 44th.

North Carolina received 30 or 31 first-place votes and is No. 1. Kentucky is No. 2 and received the other first-place vote.

Here is the Top 25:

Record Pts Pvs

1. North Carolina

2. Kentucky

3. Ohio State

4. Connecticut

5. Syracuse

6. Duke

7. Vanderbilt

8. Louisville

9. Memphis

10. Florida

11. Pittsburgh

12. Baylor

13. Kansas

14. Wisconsin

15. Xavier

16. Arizona

17. Alabama

18. Michigan

19. Texas A&M

20. UCLA

21. Marquette

22. Cincinnati

23. Gonzaga

24. California

25. Missouri

Others receiving votes Florida State; Texas; Michigan State; Temple; Washington; Butler; New Mexico; Creighton; Villanova; Purdue; UNLV; West Virginia; George Mason; Mississippi State; St. John's; Saint Mary's; Virginia; Virginia Commonwealth; Drexel; Kansas State; Long Beach State; Brigham Young; Notre Dame.