UConn men’s basketball ranked No. 16 in USA Today Preseason Poll

Connecticut's Amida Brimah (35) stands with fans and the UConn men's and women's players for a photo during the NCAA basketball teams' First Night event, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Connecticut's Amida Brimah (35) stands with fans and the UConn men's and women's players for a photo during the NCAA basketball teams' First Night event, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

(WTNH)–With a highly-regarded freshman class, the return of stars Jalen Adams, Rodney Purvis and Amida Brimah, and the addition of talented newcomer Terry Larrier, the UConn men’s basketball team appears poised to do big things this season.

The coaches in the USA Today preseason poll seem to agree.

UConn was ranked No. 16 in the USA Today Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which came out on Thursday. The Huskies were tabbed above No. 17 Syracuse and No. 18 West Virginia, two former Big East rivals.

Check out the entire coaches poll below.

The Huskies begin the regular season on Nov. 11 against Wagner.

USA Today Preseason Coaches’ Poll:

1. Duke
2. Kansas
3. Villanova
4. Kentucky
5. Oregon
6. North Carolina
7. Virginia
8. Xavier
9. Michigan State
10. Wisconsin
11. Arizona
12. Indiana
13. Gonzaga
14. Louisville
15. Purdue
16. Connecticut
17. Syracuse
18. West Virginia
19. St. Mary’s (CA)
20. UCLA
21. Maryland
22. Texas
23. Creighton
24. Rhode Island
25. Cincinnati

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