So I wasted some time and compiled 7 "way too early" rankings (from SI, ESPN, FOX, Yahoo, NBC, CBS & The Sporting News). The cumulative rankings are below (with first-place votes in parentheses)
We appeared on 6 of 7 ballots, with a high water mark of 12th (from SI's Seth Davis).
Obviously, these rankings will change significantly after the NBA draft, and the spring signing period, but it looks like we'll start 2017-2018 in the Top 25.
1 Louisville (1)
2 Arizona (3)
3 Kentucky (2)
5 Kansas (1)
6 North Carolina
7 Wichita State
9 Michigan State
17 Notre Dame
18 Saint Mary's
Others receiving votes: Seton Hall; Oregon; TCU; South Carolina; Texas A&M; Michigan; SMU; Virginia Tech; Vanderbilt; BYU; Creighton; Oklahoma; Purdue; Maryland; Nevada
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