(Undated) — The first college basketball coaches poll has been released and the North Carolina Tar Heels are atop the rankings. The Tar Heels received 23 first place votes after finishing last season as the runner up in the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga, Houston, Kentucky and the defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks round out the rest of the top five. After making it to the Final Four, the Duke Blue Devils are ranked eighth and the Villanova Wildcats are currently 17th in the country. Oregon, Michigan, Illinois, Texas Tech and Dayton are the teams that close out the top 25.
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