Coaches poll: Kentucky, North Carolina share preseason No. 1

Kentucky and North Carolina finished in a tie for No. 1 in the first coaches poll balloting of the 2015-16 season, with Maryland, Duke and Kansas rounding out the top five.

The Tar Heels earned one more first-place vote (12) than the Wildcats, but each team collected 749 points from the ballots of 32 Division I coaches. The Terps, Devils and Jayhawks were the only other teams to collect first-place votes.

Check out the full coaches poll below:

1. Kentucky (11 first-place votes)

1. North Carolina (12)

3. Maryland (5)

4. Duke (3)

5. Kansas (1)

6. Virginia

7. Iowa State

8. Oklahoma

9. Villanova

10. Arizona

11. Gonzaga

12. Wichita State

13. Michigan State

14. Cal

15. Indiana

16. Utah

17. Wisconsin

18. Notre Dame

19. LSU

20. Vanderbilt

21. Baylor

22. Butler

23. West Virginia

24. Purdue

24. UConn

Want more rankings? Check out the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) and full 1-351 Ranking.

Marcus Paige (USATSI)
North Carolina is one of two teams ranked No. 1 in the preseason coaches poll. (USATSI)

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