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AP Preseason Poll: Huskies Ranked 17th

The defending national champs were picked to win the AAC

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    AP Preseason Poll: Huskies Ranked 17th
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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: Head coach Kevin Ollie of the Connecticut Huskies holds the trophy after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The Associated Press has released its preseason poll and the defending national champion Huskies are ranked 17th. The American Athletic Conference is also represented by SMU at No. 22. Memphis and Cincinnati also received votes.

    Here's a look at the top 25:

    1. Kentucky
    2. Arizona
    3. Wisconsin
    4. Duke
    5. Kansas
    6. North Carolina
    7. Florida
    8. Louisville
    9. Virginia
    10. Texas
    11. Wichita St.
    12. Villanova
    13. Gonzaga
    14. Iowa St.
    15. Virginia Commonwealth
    16. San Diego St.
    17. UConn
    18. Michigan St.
    19. Oklahoma
    20. Ohio St.
    21. Nebraska
    22. SMU
    23. Syracuse
    24. Michigan
    25. Harvard
    25. Utah

    The Huskies were 15th in the USAToday/coaches poll, and No. 1 in the AAC coaches poll.