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Here are the final Preseason College Basketball Preseason Top 25 rankings by Joey the NCAA Basketball Cat Analyst. Joey Baloney had another great NCAA Tournament last season picking 50+ winners in the 63 game tournament for the 4th year in a row. With the season right around the Corner it is time to send our Joey’s annual College Basketball Preseason Top 25 Team Rankings. Numerous teams are loaded on upperclassmen talent as well as potential NBA players debuting this season. Once again, the power conferences are loaded, but as seen by last years Tourney, smaller conferences are starting to be regulars throughout March Madness. Here are My Top 5 to start out the 2017/2018 season; Arizona, Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky and Kansas. Joey will be sending out his weekly Top 25 throughout the season and as always his NCAA Tournament Bracket winners in March Madness.
The College Basketball World was rocked this past Summer with the alleged payments to collegiate basketball players thru Basketball Camps. Although some allege this has been the norm for many years, the FBI cracked down on many coaches including ex Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino, who was fired in October by the University in the wake of this scandal. Many also think this is just the tip of the iceberg as it relates to both College Basketball and Football where as the NCAA has done little to monitor and oversee this Billion Dollar industry.Stay tuned much more to Come!!!
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Joey’s CBB Preseason Top 25 for 2017/2018:

1. Arizona
2. Duke
3. Michigan State
4. Kentucky
5. Kansas
6. Florida
7. Louisville
8. North Carolina
9. Minnesota
10. Wichita State
11. West Virginia
12. Villanova
13. Cincinnati
14. UCLA
15. Miami (Fla)
16. Southern California
17. Gonzaga
18. Purdue
19. St. Mary’s
20. Xavier
21. Notre Dame
22. Butler
23. Northwestern
24. Oklahoma
25. Texas

Others; Missouri, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Maryland, BYU, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, Seton Hall, Virginia, TCU, Texas A&M, Maryland, Michigan, Oakland, Harvard,