The AP Preseason Men’s Basketball Poll is out, and that means college hoops season is right around the corner!

There are a number of intriguing SEC teams this year, including last year’s defending regular-season and SEC Tournament champions, Alabama. Also, Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee and others should be highly entertaining. It truly could be a wide-open year for the league.

In Monday’s preseason poll, a total of 5 SEC teams made the top 25, led by Kentucky at No. 10. LSU and Mississippi State were in the “also receiving votes” section.

Below, check out the full top 25 rankings as we get closer to tipoff for the 2021-22 season:

AP Preseason Men’s Basketball Top 25:

#1 Gonzaga
#2 UCLA
#3 Kansas
#4 Villanova
#5 Texas
#6 Michigan
#7 Purdue
#8 Baylor
#9 Duke
#10 Kentucky
#11 Illinois
#12 Memphis
#13 Oregon
#14 Alabama
#15 Houston
#16 Arkansas
#17 Ohio State
#18 Tennessee
#19 North Carolina
#20 Florida State
#21 Maryland
#22 Auburn
#23 St. Bonaventure
#24 UConn
#25 Virginia

Also receiving votes: 

Michigan State 87, Indiana 41, USC 30, Arizona 26, Virginia Tech 25, Oklahoma State 25, Xavier 22, Texas Tech 17, Richmond 13, Rutgers 11, Colorado State 11, LSU 7, Belmont 7, San Diego State 5, St. John’s 5, Mississippi State 5, Syracuse 5, Drake 4, Colorado 4, BYU 3, Notre Dame 3, Louisville 3