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Duke is tied with Michigan State for the longest current streak for being ranked in consecutive polls at 59. The streaks started with the preseason poll of 2007-08.

Four schools that were not ranked at all last season made the preseason poll: Missouri, Memphis, Virginia Tech and San Diego State.

Four schools in the poll did not play in the NCAA tournament last season, including No. 8 North Carolina, which reached the NIT championship game. The others were Illinois, Memphis and Virginia Tech.

The Big Ten, Big 12 and Big East all had four teams in the rankings, while the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference both had three. The Mountain West was the only other conference with more than one team in the poll.

Three teams from last season’s Final Four made it _ Duke, Michigan State and Butler _ with West Virginia the only one not to make it.