The preseason AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll is out, and Scott Drew's Baylor Bears are the only ranked team from this entire great state - the Bears are No. 19. The Big 12 features two ranked teams: Baylor and No. 7 Kansas.
The good thing for Texas coach Rick Barnes is that nobody cares enough in Austin to complain.
The state of the game has been in better shape than it is now in Texas. Not only is there but one Top 25 team from Texas, but the rosters of the other top 24 teams are not littered with Texans; it's not as if other teams are raiding Texas of its best players.
Looking at all 25 rosters of the Top 25 teams viw ESPN.com, below are the players who list Texas as their hometown.
4. Ohio State
6. NC State
7. Kansas - Justin Wesley (Fort Worth); Zach Peters (Plano)
8. Duke - Rasheed Sulaimon (Houston)
11. North Carolina
14. Michigan State
15. Missouri - Phil Pressey (Dallas)
16. Creighton - Austin Chatman (The Colony); Nevin Johnson (Houston)
17. Memphis - Anthony Cole (Arlington); D.J. Stephens (Killeen)
19. Baylor. 8 players.
20. San Diego State - Winston Shepard (Houston)
24. Cincinnati. Titus Rubles (Dallas)
25. Florida State
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