USA Today conducts a weekly coaches poll in which a panel of 32 Division I head coaches is asked to rank the Top 25 teams. If a team is ranked 1st by a team, that team receives 25 points; if a team is ranked 25th by a coach, that team receives 1 point. The teams are then ranked from one to twenty-five based upon which teams received the most votes. Today, USA Today released the result of the first Coaches Poll for the 2015-2016 season, and Syracuse was shut out.
Kentucky topped the poll, while ACC teams UNC,
Maryland and Duke came in at 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. Kansas rounds out top 5. Other ACC teams included are Virginia at 6th and Notre Dame at 18. Louisville, North Carolina State, Florida State, and Miami all received votes but not enough of them to make the top 25.
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is among the 32 coaches on the panel who vote in the coaches poll. Syracuse failing to receive a single vote means that not a single coach of the 32, including Boeheim, put Syracuse among the top 25 teams in the country. Coach Boeheim is the only ACC coach among the 32 coaches on the panel this year.