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Memphis, Houston share top spot in AAC

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Houston and Memphis share the top spot in the American Athletic Association's preseason basketball coaches' poll.

The Cougars and Tigers finished with 113 points. Houston received seven first-place votes, while Memphis got four first-place votes in the poll released Monday at the conference's media day in Philadelphia.

Houston won the 2018-19 American regular-season championship, reached the NCAA Sweet 16 and won a program-record 33 games. Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has landed what is widely considered the No. 1 recruiting class in the country in just his second season on the bench.

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1 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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1 Duke32-6
2 Kansas26-10
3 Virginia35-3
4 North Carolina29-7
5 Houston33-4
6 Michigan State32-7
7 Tennessee31-6
8 Gonzaga33-4
9 Kentucky30-7
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