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Boise State men’s basketball receives votes in AP Top 25 preseason poll

North Carolina is the preseason No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25, while the Boise State Broncos are receiving votes for the second time in the last three years.

The Broncos have four points in the poll, which is 19 spots outside of being ranked. They received 22 points before the 2013-14 season. Boise State will host its first and only exhibition at 8 p.m. Friday at Taco Bell Arena against Northwest.

A few future opponents made appearances in the poll, too: Arizona is ranked No. 12, and the Broncos play at the Wildcats on Nov. 19. Oregon is the first team outside the top 25 with 116 points (Michigan is No. 25 with 126). The Ducks play in Boise on Dec. 12. Mountain West rival San Diego State received two points, while UC Irvine received one. The Broncos face the Anteaters on Nov. 26 in Fullerton, Calif.

Here is the poll:

1. North Carolina (35)

2. Kentucky (10)

3. Maryland (14)

4. Kansas (5)

5. Duke

6. Virginia (1)

7. Iowa State

8. Oklahoma

9. Gonzaga

10. Wichita State

11. Villanova

12. Arizona

13. Michigan State

14. California

15. Indiana

16. Utah

17. Wisconsin

18. Vanderbilt

19. Notre Dame

20. UConn

21. LSU

22. Baylor

23. Purdue

24. Butler

25. Michigan

Others receiving votes: Oregon 116, SMU 112, West Virginia 84, Texas A&M 72, Cincinnati 63, Miami 48, Louisville 46, Georgetown 23, NC State 19, Florida State 18, Texas 18, Rhode Island 17, Dayton 12, Xavier 12, Providence 10, Iowa 6, BYU 5, Valparaiso 5, Boise State 4, Old Dominion 3, Oklahoma State 2, San Diego State 2, UCLA 2, Central Michigan 1, Iona 1, UC Irvine 1, Yale 1.

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