(AP) The Kansas mens basketball team is a comfortable No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason basketball poll released Monday.
KU received 37 of 65 first-place votes, which easily outpaced second-place Kentucky when it came to total points (1,581-1,529).
Obviously we lost a lot off last years team with Devonte, Svi (Mykhailiuk) and Malik (Newman), so Im a little surprised that the writers put us there this preseason, KU coach Bill Self said in a statement to the Associated Press. Its definitely a spot we welcome and certainly know the goal is to be playing to that ranking by when it counts the most.