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Nebraska basketball cracks top 25 in preseason coaches poll

Posted: 12:43 PM, Oct 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-25 17:43:50Z

Nebraska basketball has cracked the top 25 in the USA TODAY Sports preseason coaches poll, coming in at No. 25. This is the first time the Huskers have been nationally ranked since 2014. 

Nebraska returns three starters for the 2018-19 campaign, as well as their top four scorers. All-Big Ten selections James Palmer Jr. and Isaac Copeland Jr. are back for another season after a 22-11 season and an appearance in the NIT a season ago. 

The Huskers are one of four Big Ten teams in the preseason coaches poll. Here's a look at how the rest of the top 25 shakes out.

USA Today Coaches Preseason Top 25 
No.         School (2017-18 record)
 1.          Kansas (31-8)
 2.          Kentucky (26-11)
 3.          Duke (29-8)
 4.          Gonzaga (32-5)
 5.          Virginia (31-3)
 6.          Tennessee (26-9) 
 7.          North Carolina (26-11)
 8.          Villanova (36-4)
 9.          Nevada (29-8) 
10.         Michigan State (30-5)
11.         Kansas State (25-12)
12.         Auburn (26-8)
13.         West Virginia (26-11) 
14.         Syracuse (23-14)
15.         Florida State (23-12)
16.         Oregon (23-13)
17.         Virginia Tech (21-12) 
18.         Michigan (33-8)
19.         Mississippi State (25-12)
20.         UCLA (21-12)
21.         TCU (21-12)
22.         Purdue (30-7)
23.         Clemson (25-10)
24.         Washington (21-13)
25.         Nebraska (22-11)