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      Syracuse basketball tied for 8th in preseason AP poll

      The Syracuse Orange are tied for eighth in the Associated Press preseason college basketball poll, announced Thursday afternoon.

      The Orange received 1,093 points in a survey of writers, tying them with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. They finished last season ranked 16th before making it to the finals of the Big East Tournament and the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta. Fellow ACC members Duke (4th), North Carolina (12th), and Notre Dame (21st) are also among the top 25.

      SU was ranked 7th in the USA Today coaches poll released two weeks ago.

      Here is the full top 25 list, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2012-13 final records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and 2012-13 final ranking:

      Record - Points - Previous Rank

      1. Kentucky (27) 21-12 1,546 -2. Michigan St. (22) 27-9 1,543 93. Louisville (14) 35-5 1,501 24. Duke (2) 30-6 1,435 65. Kansas 31-6 1,357 36. Arizona 27-8 1,311 217. Michigan 31-8 1,120 118. Oklahoma St. 24-9 1,093 178. Syracuse 30-10 1,093 1610. Florida 29-8 1,048 1411. Ohio St. 29-8 1,036 712. North Carolina 25-11 954 -13. Memphis 31-5 741 1914. VCU 27-9 680 -15. Gonzaga 32-3 538 116. Wichita St. 30-9 512 -17. Marquette 26-9 510 1518. UConn 20-10 448 -19. Oregon 28-9 408 2520. Wisconsin 23-12 338 1821. Notre Dame 25-10 332 2322. UCLA 25-10 244 2423. New Mexico 29-6 213 1024. Virginia 23-12 189 -25. Baylor 23-14 180 -

      Others receiving votes: Tennessee 176, Creighton 145, Indiana 111, Colorado 83, Iowa 83, Harvard 46, Boise St. 22, Villanova 14, Arizona St. 11, Georgetown 11, UNLV 8, Washington 8, LSU 6, Pittsburgh 6, Stanford 6, Boston College 5, La Salle 4, Missouri 3, Saint Louis 3, St. John's 3, Cincinnati 1.