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Syracuse Basketball Tied For No. 8 In Preseason AP Poll

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Syracuse will enter the season as the T-No. 8 team in the nation, according to the AP. SU is No. 7 in the Coaches Poll.

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Get ready to have a STRONG OPINION. The Syracuse Orange will begin the 2013-2014 season tied for No. 8 in the nation in the Preseason AP Poll.

Here's the complete top 25:

1. Kentucky (27) 21-12 1,546

2. Michigan St. (22) 27-9 1,543

3. Louisville (14) 35-5 1,501

4. Duke (2) 30-6 1,435

5. Kansas 31-6 1,357

6. Arizona 27-8 1,311

7. Michigan 31-8 1,120

8. Oklahoma St. 24-9 1,093

8. Syracuse 30-10 1,093

10. Florida 29-8 1,048

11. Ohio St. 29-8 1,036

12. North Carolina 25-11 954

13. Memphis 31-5 741

14. VCU 27-9 680

15. Gonzaga 32-3 538

16. Wichita St. 30-9 512

17. Marquette 26-9 510

18. UConn 20-10 448

19. Oregon 28-9 408

20. Wisconsin 23-12 338

21. Notre Dame 25-10 332

22. UCLA 25-10 244

23. New Mexico 29-6 213

24. Virginia 23-12 189

25. Baylor 23-14 180

Others receiving votes: Tennessee 176, Creighton 145, Indiana 111, Colorado 83, Iowa 83, Harvard 46, Boise St. 22, Villanova 14, Arizona St. 11, Georgetown 11, UNLV 8, Washington 8, LSU 6, Pittsburgh 6, Stanford 6, Boston College 5, La Salle 4, Missouri 3, Saint Louis 3, St. John's 3, Cincinnati 1.

The Orange were No. 7 in the Preseason Coaches Poll (OSU is No. 12 there, FWIW).

No word yet on how low Ron Morris and Jon Wilner have us, but we can assume unranked, can't we?