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Kentucky tops AP preseason poll again

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(AP) -- The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.

The Wildcats changed the script this season: This year, the fabulous freshmen will be surrounded by other former McDonald's All-Americans who played for the NCAA title just seven months ago - a team so deep and talented that coach John Calipari is considering a platoon system.

Kentucky was the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 released Friday, becoming the fourth program to earn the honor in consecutive seasons.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky0-0
2 Arizona0-0
3 Wisconsin0-0
4 Duke0-0
5 Kansas0-0
6 North Carolina0-0
7 Florida0-0
8 Louisville0-0
9 Virginia0-0
10 Texas0-0
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky0-0
2 Arizona0-0
3 Duke0-0
4 Wisconsin0-0
5 Kansas0-0
6 North Carolina0-0
7 Florida0-0
8 Virginia0-0
9 Louisville0-0
10 Texas0-0
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Florida36-3
2 Arizona33-5
3 Kansas25-10
4 Wichita State35-1
5 Villanova29-5
6 Wisconsin30-8
7 Iowa State28-8
8 Virginia30-7
9 Duke26-9
10 Creighton27-8
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