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Mike Lopresti | NCAA.com | January 6, 2014

Lopresti: Re-evaluating the preseason poll

New Associated Press rankings are out in college basketball. We also happen to have here the preseason poll. Things seem to have changed a tad the past 10 weeks.

We do know that Arizona, Syracuse and Michigan State are the only teams to start in the top 10 and stay in the top 10. It’s more slippery than the roads this week in the East.

Time to check in on a few of the names on the preseason list to find out how the journey is going.

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The Cavaliers were ranked in the preseason poll for the first time in 12 years, but that didn’t last long, when they lost in the last second to VCU, scored 38 points in a defeat against Wisconsin, and were beaten at Green Bay and by 35 points at Tennessee.

But a 62-50 win at Florida State, to end a 17-game losing streak in the state of Florida, made Tony Bennett 5-0 in ACC openers. So who knows?

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