Ohio State 10th in first 2013-14 USA TODAY Coaches Poll Top 25

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Thad Matta's Bucks open the season 10th after finishing sixth in last year's final pol.

Aaron Craft's swan song with the Buckeyes begins with the Buckeyes being ranked 10th in the country, per the USA TODAY Coaches Poll Top 25. Following an Elite Eight run last year, the Buckeyes finished 6th in the post-NCAA Tournament poll.

As expected, the super loaded Kentucky Wildcats are the preseason number one team. Last year's defending national champs, Louisville, are #3. Big Ten favorites Michigan State open the season second, with Michigan 9th, Wisconsin 21st, and last season's preseason number one, Indiana, #24.

Marquette, arguably the Buckeyes' premiere non-conference opponent, opens the season 17th. The Golden Eagles were picked yesterday to win the new Big East's conference championship at yesterday's Big East Media Day.

Here was the first USA TODAY Coaches Poll Top 25 in its entirety:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Kentucky (16) 21-12 767 NR
2 Michigan St. (3) 27-9 749 13
3 Louisville (10) 35-5 741 1
4 Duke (3) 30-6 710 5
5 Arizona 27-8 637 14
6 Kansas 31-6 623 8
7 Syracuse 30-10 551 3
8 Florida 29-8 550 9
9 Michigan 31-8 548 2
10 Ohio St. 29-8 533 6
11 North Carolina 25-11 494 NR
12 Oklahoma St. 24-9 462 NR
13 Memphis 31-5 334 18
14 Gonzaga 32-3 270 12
15 Va. Commonwealth 27-9 258 23
16 Wichita St. 30-9 233 4
17 Marquette 26-9 230 11
18 Oregon 28-9 175 15
19 Connecticut 20-10 167 NR
20 New Mexico 29-6 153 19
21 Wisconsin 23-12 148 22
22 Notre Dame 25-10 128 NR
23 UCLA 25-10 121 NR
24 Indiana 29-7 118 7
25 Virginia 23-12 103 NR
Schools Dropped Out
Others Receiving Votes
Baylor 102; Colorado 93; Creighton 87; Iowa 86; Tennessee 73; Georgetown 38; Harvard 28; Pittsburgh 23; California 16; Boise State 11; Saint Louis 8; La Salle 7; Temple 4; Missouri 4; Villanova 4; Kansas State 3; LSU 2; Iowa State 2; Arizona State 2; Illinois 2; Georgia 1; UNLV 1.
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