Utah State ranked in AP Top 25 men's basketball preseason poll for first time ever

Utah State's Neemias Queta (23) passes over Washington's Noah Dickerson (15) in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

For the first time in school history, the Utah State Aggies are ranked in the AP Top 25 men's basketball preseason poll, coming in at 17th.

The Aggies finished the 2018-19 season ranked 25th in the same poll. Last season the Aggies finished 28-6 which earned the team an 8th seed in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

The Aggies lost in the first round to the Washington Huskies 78-61.

The last time a Utah school was ranked in the men's basketball preseason poll was for the 2015-16 season when the University of Utah Utes were ranked 16th in the poll.

The Michigan State Spartans are ranked first for the first time in that school's history. Here's the top 10 teams:

  1. Michigan State
  2. Kentucky
  3. Kansas
  4. Duke
  5. Louisville
  6. Florida
  7. Maryland
  8. Gonzaga
  9. North Carolina
  10. Villanova
  11. Virginia
  12. Seton Hall
  13. Texas Tech
  14. Memphis
  15. Oregon
  16. Baylor
  17. Utah State
  18. Ohio State
  19. Xavier
  20. Saint Mary's
  21. Arizona
  22. LSU
  23. Purdue
  24. Auburn
  25. Virginia Commonwealth