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Tigers Picked Third by Coaches in College Basketball

Now to College Basketball where the Coaches have Spoken on where they think the Memphis Tigers should be ranked this season...

The answer is....

Number-3 in the Nation..

Here's a look at the Top 5..

USA Today has Carolina beating Memphis in the Final 4, with the Tarheels winning the Championship.

Kansas is 4th..

Geogetown 5th...the Hoyas come to Memphis December 22nd.

Other teams of note:

Louisville is 6th, Tennessee 7th...

USA Today has the Vols losing to the Cardinals in the Final 4.

Gonzaga is tied for 14th with Texas A&M.

Gonzaga comes to FedExForum January 26th.

Arkansas is 19th and Kentucky 22nd.

The Tigers could meet the Wildcats in New York in the 2K Hoops Classic next month.

Complete USA Today/ESPN Coaches Pre-Season College Basketball Poll

Record Pts Pvs

1. North Carolina(10) 31-7 739 5t

2. UCLA (12) 30-6 734 3

3. Memphis (8) 33-4 731 7

4. Kansas (1) 33-5 669 5t

5. Georgetown 30-7 625 4

6. Louisville 24-10 620 20

7. Tennessee 24-11 598 18

8. Michigan State 23-12 503 --

9. Indiana 21-11 479 --

10. Washington State 26-8 464 17

11. Duke 22-11 390 --

12. Marquette 24-10 381 --

13. Oregon 29-8 360 8

14. Gonzaga 23-11 252 --

14. Texas A&M 27-7 252 9

16. Texas 25-10 216 16

17. Arizona 20-11 205 --

18. Southern Cal 25-12 189 15

19. Arkansas 21-14 173 --

20. Pittsburgh 29-8 160 10

21. Stanford 18-13 158 --

22. Kentucky 22-12 155 --

23. Southern Illinois 29-7 137 11t

24. N.C. State 20-16 119 --

25. Villanova 22-11 111 --

Others receiving votes: Kansas State (23-12) 94; Syracuse

(24-11) 69; Ohio State (35-4) 65; Clemson (25-11) 56; Connecticut

(17-14) 55; Butler (29-7) 42; Davidson (29-5) 39; Xavier (25-9) 38;

Alabama (20-12) 31; Mississippi State (21-14) 30; Florida (35-5)

26; Wisconsin (30-6) 21; Illinois (23-12) 16; Brigham Young (25-9)

12; Washington (19-13) 12; Nevada (29-5) 8; Bradley (22-13) 7;

Virginia (21-11) 7; Virginia Commonwealth (28-7) 5; Utah (11-19) 4;

Baylor (15-16) 3; Old Dominion (24-9) 3; St. Joseph's (18-14) 3;

Fresno State (22-10) 2; George Mason (18-15) 2; Utah State (23-12)

2; California (16-17) 1; Maryland (25-9) 1; Notre Dame (24-8) 1.

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