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On Monday, the Associated Press released the NCAA Men’s Basketball top 25 preseason poll. To no surprise, the Gators are among the top teams in the nation.

Men’s Hoops Preseason AP Top 25:

1. Michigan State

2. Kentucky

3. Kansas

4. Duke

5. Louisville

6. Florida

7. Maryland

8. Gonzaga

9. North Carolina

10. Villanova

11. Virginia

12. Seton Hall

13. Texas Tech

14. Memphis

15. Oregon

16. Baylor

17. Utah State

18. Ohio State

19. Xavier

20. St. Mary’s

21. Arizona

22. LSU

23. Purdue

24. Auburn

25. VCU

After finishing last season 20-16, head coach Mike White went out and pulled in an outstanding recruiting class led by 5-star recruits Scottie Lewis, Tre Mann, and Virginia Tech grad transfer Kerry Blackshear. Add them to the return of sophomore trio of Andrew Nembhard, Noah Locke, and Keyontae Johnson, it is no surprise the Gators are ranked as high as 6th in the preseason poll.

Florida starts the 2019-20 campaign with a preseason matchup against Lynn at the O’Connell Center in just eight days on October 29th.

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