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Texas Longhorns basketball ranked No. 10 in preseason Coaches Poll

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The Horns are expected to contend with the Jayhawks for the league title.

Mike McGinnis

With every contributor from last season returning except Martez Walker and the addition of forwards Jordan Barnett and Myles Turner, the expectations are high for the 2014-15 Texas Longhorns basketball season, as reflected in a No. 10 ranking in the preseason Coaches Poll.

Here's the entire poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Kentucky 29-11 785 24 NR - -
2 Arizona 33-5 746 3 NR - -
3 Duke 26-9 715 2 NR - -
4 Wisconsin 30-8 706 3 NR - -
5 Kansas 25-10 654 0 NR - -
6 North Carolina 24-10 598 0 NR - -
7 Florida 36-3 568 0 NR - -
8 Virginia 30-7 519 0 NR - -
9 Louisville 31-6 507 0 NR - -
10 Texas 24-11 479 0 NR - -
11 Wichita State 35-1 471 0 NR - -
12 Villanova 29-5 439 0 NR - -
13 Gonzaga 29-7 423 0 NR - -
14 Iowa St. 28-8 323 0 NR - -
15 Connecticut 32-8 292 0 NR - -
16 Virginia Commonwealth 26-9 259 0 NR - -
17 San Diego State 31-5 251 0 NR - -
18 Michigan State 29-9 241 0 NR - -
19 Oklahoma 23-10 237 0 NR - -
20 Ohio State 25-10 223 0 NR - -
21 Nebraska 19-13 156 0 NR - -
22 Southern Methodist Univ. 27-10 149 0 NR - -
23 Michigan 28-9 139 0 NR - -
24 Syracuse 28-6 128 0 NR - -
25 Iowa 20-13 56 0 NR - -

The expected primary competition for the Horns? The No. 5-ranked Kansas Jayhawks, a team that will add its own impressive recruiting class to make up for the high-profile departures of forward Andrew Wiggins and center Joel Embiid to the NBA.

Other schools from the Big 12 making the Top 25 include No. 14 Iowa State and No. 19 Oklahoma, meaning that the conference slate could end up being a battle of attrition, as Kansas State is also expected to field a competitive squad.