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College Basketball Rankings: AP Top 25 Has Kansas At No. 13, Missouri At No. 25

KU comes in this week at No. 13 preseason and Big 12 colleague Baylor comes in at No. 12. It's clear, then, that there are a few favorites for the conference this season.

The Kansas Jayhawks are all over the map in terms of predictions. Some believe that Bill Self's squad will finally loosen their long-standing stranglehold atop the Big 12 men's basketball standings in 2011-12. Others believe that KU will always be KU even in a transition year after losing so many players and be right at the top at the end. The preseason Associated Press Top 25 seems to back up the latter more than the former, yet it's clear that no one quite believes that the Jayhawks are a contender for the national title at this point.

KU comes in this week at No. 13 preseason and Big 12 colleague Baylor comes in at No. 12. It's clear, then, that there are a few favorites for the conference this season. Texas A&M is listed at No. 20 and Missouri comes in at No. 25 to round out the Big 12 teams featured. North Carolina and Kentucky are Nos. 1 and 2 respectively.

FULL PRESEASON AP TOP 25:
1     North Carolina 0-0     1620 (62)     NR
2     Kentucky 0-0     1501     NR
3     Ohio State 0-0     1482 (1)     NR
4     Connecticut 0-0     1433 (2)     NR
5     Syracuse 0-0     1338     NR
6     Duke 0-0     1301     NR
7     Vanderbilt 0-0     1120     NR
8     Florida 0-0     1086     NR
9     Louisville 0-0     1055     NR
10     Pittsburgh 0-0     1027     NR
11     Memphis 0-0     997     NR
12     Baylor 0-0     892     NR
13     Kansas 0-0     755     NR
14     Xavier 0-0     747     NR
15     Wisconsin 0-0     720     NR
16     Arizona 0-0     616     NR
17     UCLA 0-0     404     NR
18     Michigan 0-0     401     NR
19     Alabama 0-0     395     NR
20     Texas A&M 0-0     357     NR
21     Cincinnati 0-0     353     NR
22     Marquette 0-0     335     NR
23     Gonzaga 0-0     283     NR
24     California 0-0     230     NR
25     Missouri 0-0     139     NR