The 2014-15 men's college basketball season took another step toward tipping off with the release of USA Today's Top 25 preseason Coaches Poll this afternoon.
In a surprise to no one, just one Big East school was ranked in the Top 25 (Villanova) while Providence and Georgetown received votes but were not ranked.
Seton Hall's toughest non-conference opponent, Wichita State, is ranked just ahead of Villanova at No. 11; the Hall travels to Wichita to December 9th for a Tuesday night clash that will air on ESPN2. George Washington, recently picked second in the Atlantic 10 coaches poll, also received a vote in the USA Today poll; the Colonials will visit the Rock on Saturday, November 29th.
|RANK||TEAM||RECORD||POINTS||1ST PLACE VOTES|
|17||San Diego State||31-5||251||0|
|22||Southern Methodist Univ.||27-10||149||0|
Schools 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 (Fla.) 1; Toledo 1; Saint Mary's 1.