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CRAWFORD BLOG | Athlon picks UK hoops as preseason No. 1, IU and U of L ranked

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Athlon Sports 2015-16 college basketball preview has tabbed the University of Kentucky basketball team as preseason No. 1 in its upcoming preseason magazine, which hits newsstands on Tuesday.

The magazine says of UK: "The Wildcats might not challenge 40–0 again, but Tyler Ulis, Skal Labissiere and Jamal Murray should contend for the Final Four.”

Defending champion Duke is ranked No. 2, followed by North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia.

Indiana is ranked No. 17.

"The Hoosiers’ lack of a big man hurt them last year," the magazine says. "They went out and got a big man, freshman center Thomas Bryant.

And the University of Louisville, unranked in many preseason projections, checks in at No. 23 by Athlon, with the comment, "Landing transfers Trey Lewis (Cleveland State) and Damion Lee (Drexel) turns a rebuilding team into a contender."

Check out the entire Top 25, and get details on where to find the magazine, by clicking here.

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