NCAA Division I Men's Top 20 Preseason Poll for February 15th

Some close calls this weekend created a few changes worth noting in our Top 20 Division I Poll this week. Duke needing OT to down Bucknell allowed Virginia to jump into second place, even though Duke received 3 first place votes while UVa didn't receive any. Virginia placed either #2 or #3 with every voter, while Duke's struggle with the Bisons created enough doubt to drop several places on some ballots.

Other moves of note include Cornell moving up one after their scrimmage with Hopkins, and Maryland giving up a spot to Notre Dame after their visit to the Dome Friday. UMBC and Harvard traded places, while Navy jumped two spots after dominating VMI in their opener. And Bucknell was rewarded for their showing against last week's #2 Duke by slipping into the #17 position.

Find our Division III Preseason Poll here.

Rank Team Points FP Last





1 Syracuse 216 8 1
2 Virginia 204
3
3 Duke 195 3 2
4 Johns Hopkins 186
4
5 Cornell 173
6
6 North Carolina 166
5
7 Princeton 152
7
8 Notre Dame 139
9
9 Maryland 138
8
10 Hofstra 120
10
11 UMBC 98
12
12 Harvard 94
11
13 Navy 78
15
14 Georgetown 70
13
15 Brown 69
14
16 Loyola 64
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17 Bucknell 52
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18 Umass 31
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19 Albany 22
18
20 Denver 16
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Others receiving votes: Colgate, Villanova, Ohio St., Army, Bryant, Hartford, Penn St., Penn, Towson.