Where did Nevada land in Chris Murray's preseason Top 25?

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Jordan Caroline and the Wolf Pack are one of the best teams in the nation. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

Figuring out where to put Nevada on my preseason AP Top 25 ballot has not been a conundrum I've faced before. I've been a voter in the Top 25 in football and basketball since 2012, but until the 2017-18 basketball season I had never put the Wolf Pack on my ballot. This year marks the first time I've put Nevada on my preseason poll. That was an easy choice. Figuring out where to put the Wolf Pack was more difficult, but I did find a place for the local team in my top five. It's hard to find a weakness with this squad, which boasts proven depth, experience, high-level talent, inside-out balance and expert coaching. Here is my preseason Top 25. The full poll will be released Monday at 9 a.m. (I'll guess Nevada ends up seventh).

Chris Murray’s AP Top 25

1. Kentucky

2. Kansas

3. Duke

4. Tennessee

5. Nevada

6. Gonzaga

7. Virginia

8. Villanova

9. North Carolina

10. Kansas State

11. Auburn

12. Michigan State

13. Virginia Tech

14. Florida State

15. West Virginia

16. Michigan

17. Mississippi State

18. LSU

19. TCU

20. Clemson

21. Syracuse

22. Oregon

23. Indiana

24. Washington

25. Loyola Chicago

Columnist Chris Murray provides insight on Northern Nevada sports. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @MurrayNSN.

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