The Kansas men's basketball team is ranked No. 13 in the preseason ESPN/USA Today coaches poll released on Thursday.
The Jayhawks are joined in the top 25 by fellow Big 12 schools Baylor (12th), Texas A&M; (19th) and Missouri (25th). Texas and Kansas State also received votes.
North Carolina nearly was a unanimous No. 1, picking up 30 of the 31 first-place votes. Kentucky claimed the other first-place vote and was second, followed by Ohio State, UConn and Syracuse.
ESPN/USA Today preseason coaches poll
Others receiving votes: Florida State 108, Texas 107, Michigan State 73, Temple 59, Washington 29, Butler 25, New Mexico 22, Creighton 19, Villanova 18, Purdue 17, UNLV 16, West Virginia 13, George Mason 12, Mississippi State 11, St. John's 11, Saint Mary's 5, Virginia 5, Virginia Commonwealth 4, Drexel 2, Kansas State 2, Long Beach State 2, Notre Dame 1, Brigham Young 1.