With the release of the USA Today/ESPN poll, I thought I would start a discussion about the upcoming basketball season. Duke a nearly unanimous #1 in preseason poll. NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Preseason Poll I'm stunned that North Carolina, the defending national champhions, are 36th. I knew they lost their top 7 players, but damn! I'm sure this thread will be dominated by men's D1 basketball, but feel free to discuss women's basketball as well as D1-A, D2, and D3.