In reality, the preseason AP Top 25 poll means next to nothing in the long run for college basketball.
There's no mythical computer formula that is disproportionately impacted by preseason positions to determine who will play in the championship game.
Ultimately, if you win enough games and look good doing it, there will be a spot for you at the Big Dance.
That doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to discuss, especially before any games have been played.
With that in mind, read on to see which teams were the “winners” and “losers” of the first AP Top 25 poll.