Jayhawks start season at No. 1 in coaches' poll

The Kansas men's basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the preseason USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 college basketball coaches' poll.

The Jayhawks received 27 first-place votes in the poll. Michigan State received three votes, and defending national champion North Carolina received one vote.

Missouri and Kansas State did not make the top 25, but both schools did receive some votes from the 31 coaches who vote in the poll.

The top 10 teams in the poll are: Kansas, Michigan State, Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Villanova, Purdue, Duke, West Virginia and Butler.