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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Green’s preseason Power 25 rankings


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By: Geno Green
Twitter: @TheGenoGreen


Welcome to a new feature which will publish weekly called Green’s Power 25. With the season starting on Nov. 5, here is what my first Power 25 looks like:


1) Michigan State

Notable games: Nov. 5 vs Kentucky (Champions Classic), Nov. 14 at Seton Hall (Gavitt Tipoff Games), Dec. 3 vs Duke (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), Jan. 12 at Purdue, Feb. 15 vs Maryland, March 8 vs Ohio State

2) Kentucky

Notable games: Nov. 5 vs Michigan State (Champions Classic), Dec. 21 vs Ohio State (CBS Sports Classic), Dec. 28 vs Louisville, Jan. 25 at Texas Tech (SEC/Big 12 Challenge), Feb. 1 at Auburn, Feb. 8 at Tennessee, Feb. 18 at LSU, Feb. 22 vs Florida, Feb. 29 vs Auburn

3) Louisville

Notable games: Dec. 10 vs Texas Tech (Jimmy V Classic), Dec. 28 at Kentucky, Jan. 18 at Duke, Feb. 8 vs Virginia, Feb. 22 vs North Carolina, March 7 at Virginia

4) Gonzaga

Notable games: Dec. 8 at Washington, Dec. 14 at Arizona, Dec. 18 vs North Carolina, Feb. 8 at Saint Mary’s

5) Duke

Notable games: Nov. 5 vs Kansas (Champions Classic), Dec. 3 at Michigan State (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), Jan. 18 vs Louisville, Feb. 8 at North Carolina, Feb. 29 at Virginia

6) Kansas

Notable games: Nov. 5 vs Duke (Champions Classic), Dec. 7 vs Colorado, Dec. 21 at Villanova (Big 12/Big East Challenge), Jan. 11 vs Baylor, Feb. 1 vs Texas Tech

7) Maryland

Notable games: Dec. 19 at Seton Hall, Jan. 17 vs Ohio State, Jan. 18 vs Purdue, Feb. 15 at Michigan State

8) North Carolina

Notable games: Dec. 4 vs Ohio State (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), Dec. 18 at Gonzaga, Dec. 21 vs UCLA (CBS Sports Classic), Feb. 8 vs Duke, Feb. 15 vs Virginia, Feb. 22 at Louisville

9) Florida

Notable games: Nov. 17 at Connecticut, Dec. 21 vs Utah State (Orange Bowl Classic), Jan. 18 vs Auburn, Jan. 21 at LSU, Jan. 25 vs Baylor (Big 12/SEC Challenge), Feb. 22 at Kentucky, Feb. 26 vs LSU

10) Seton Hall

Notable games: Nov. 14 vs Michigan State, Nov. 27 vs Oregon (Battle 4 Atlantis), Dec. 19 vs Maryland, Jan. 8 at Xavier, Jan. 11 vs Marquette, Feb. 8 vs Villanova

11) Texas Tech

Notable games: Dec. 10 vs Louisville (Jimmy V Classic), Jan. 7 vs Baylor, Jan. 25 vs Kentucky (Big 12/SEC Challenge), Feb. 1 at Kansas

12) Oregon

Notable games: Nov. 12 vs Memphis (Portland), Nov. 27 vs Seton Hall (Battle 4 Atlantis), Dec. 14 at Michigan, Jan. 2 at Colorado, Jan. 9 vs Arizona

13) Villanova

Notable games: Nov. 13 at Ohio State (Gavitt Tipoff Games), Dec. 21 vs Kansas (Big 12/Big East Challenge), Dec. 30 vs Xavier, Jan. 4 at Marquette, Feb. 8 vs Seton Hall

14) Utah State

Notable games: Nov. 22 vs Utah State (Montego Bay), Nov. 29 at Saint Mary’s, Dec. 21 vs Florida (Orange Bowl Classic), Jan. 11 vs Nevada

15) Ohio State

Notable games: Nov. 13 vs Villanova (Gavitt Tipoff Games), Dec. 4 at North Carolina (Big Ten/ACC Challenge), Dec. 21 vs Kentucky (CBS Sports Classic), Jan. 7 at Maryland, Feb. 15 vs Purdue, March 1 at Michigan State

16) Purdue

Notable games: Nov. 9 vs Texas, Nov. 13 at Marquette, Nov. 29 vs VCU (Emerald Coast Classic), Dec. 4 vs Virginia (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), Jan. 12 vs Michigan State, Jan. 18 at Maryland, Feb. 15 at Ohio State

17) LSU

Notable games: Nov. 13 at VCU, Nov. 22 vs Utah State (Emerald Coast Classic), Dec. 21 vs USC (Basketball Hall of Fame Classic), Jan. 21 vs Florida, Feb. 8 at Auburn, Feb. 18 vs Kentucky, Feb. 26 at Florida

18) Colorado

Notable games: Dec. 7 at Kansas, Dec. 21 vs Dayton (Chicago), Jan. 2 vs Oregon, Jan. 18 at Arizona

19) Baylor

Notable games: Dec. 7 vs Arizona, Dec. 10 vs Butler, Jan. 7 at Texas Tech, Jan. 11 at Kansas, Jan. 25 at Florida (Big 12/SEC Challenge)


20) Virginia

Notable games: Dec. 4 at Purdue (ACC/Big Ten Challenge), Feb. 8 at Louisville, Feb. 15 at North Carolina, Feb. 29 vs Duke

21) Saint Mary’s

Notable games: Nov. 5 vs Wisconsin (Sioux Falls), Nov. 29 vs Utah State, Dec. 8 vs Dayton (Phoenix), Dec. 18 at Arizona State, Dec. 21 vs Nevada (San Francisco), Feb. 8 vs Gonzaga

22) VCU

Notable games: Nov. 13 vs LSU, Nov. 29 vs Purdue (Emerald Coast Classic), Dec. 21 at Wichita State, Feb. 7 vs Davidson

23) Tennessee

Notable games: Nov. 16 vs Washington (Toronto), Nov. 29 vs Florida State (Emerald Coast Classic), Dec. 14 vs Memphis, Dec. 18 at Cincinnati, Dec. 28 vs Wisconsin, Jan. 4 vs LSU, Jan. 25 at Kansas (Big 12/SEC Challenge), Feb. 8 vs Kentucky, Feb. 22 at Auburn, Feb. 29 vs Florida

24) Davidson

Notable games: Nov. 8 vs Auburn (Veterans Classic), Nov. 28- Dec. 1 (Orlando Invitational), Feb. 7 at VCU

25) Auburn

Notable games: Nov. 8 vs Davidson (Veterans Classic), Nov. 25 and 26 (Legends Classic), Jan. 18 at Florida, Feb. 1 vs Kentucky, Feb. 8 vs LSU, Feb. 22 vs Tennessee


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