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Murray's preseason AP Top 25: Will Gonzaga finally win the national title?

Drew Timme
Drew Timme returns to lead a Gonzaga basketball program still lokking for its first national title. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

For the 10th straight season, I will be one of the voters in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll. The preseason Top 25 will be released Monday at 9 a.m. Pacific time. I've submitted my ballot and have Gonzaga as my preseason No. 1. Here is my overall ballot and preseason All-American team.

Chris Murray’s AP Top 25

1. Gonzaga


3. Kansas

4. Villanova

5. Texas

6. Purdue

7. Michigan

8. Kentucky

9. Baylor

10. Duke

11. Memphis

12. Oregon

13. Arkansas

14. Illinois

15. Houston

16. Tennessee

17. North Carolina

18. Alabama

19. Florida State

20. Ohio State

21. Maryland

22. Auburn

23. Virginia

24. Oklahoma State

25. St. Bonaventure

Preseason All-American

Drew Timme, Gonzaga

Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

Johnny Juzang, UCLA

Collin Gillespie, Villanova

Max Abmas, Oral Roberts

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

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