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Lindy’s releases their preseason top ten

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Lindy’s is one of the most well-respected college basketball preview magazines that gets published, and on Tuesday, pictures of the regional covers of the magazine began to trickle out.

If you’re so inclined, you can see one here (and here and here), but what’s interesting isn’t who made the covers and who didn’t.
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It’s that Lindy’s top ten teams are listed on the covers, and they are as follows:

  • 1. Kentucky
  • 2. Wisconsin
  • 3. Arizona
  • 4. Texas
  • 5. North Carolina
  • 6. Kansas
  • 7. Virginia
  • 8. Duke
  • 9. Gonzaga
  • 10. Iowa State

Our most recent top 25 was posted back in late-April, which means that it came out before Emmanuel Mudiay headed off to China. We had SMU as a top ten team. That’s no longer true. It also came before Gonzaga landed a couple of late additions, which is why they aren’t in our top ten.

There are only two issues that I have with this top ten:

1. Duke is too low at No. 8, especially if they are sitting behind fellow ACC programs North Carolina and Virginia. I think the ‘Hoos are going to be very good once again and UNC should be able to build on the success they had late in the season, but Duke is still the best team in that conference.

2. Iowa State at No. 10. I know that Fred Hoiberg has had a ton of success with transfers in recent years, and while I love Georges Niang and expect a big year from Monte Morris, until I see Bryce Dejean-Jones prove that he can be more than just a gunner, I’m not sure I can rank them in the top ten.

What would your top ten look like?