Pre-Season Consensus Top 25 (2016):

  1. Duke
  2. Kansas
  3. Kentucky
  4. Villanova
  5. Oregon
  6. North Carolina
  7. Xavier
  8. Virginia
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Indiana
  11. Louisville
  12. Arizona
  13. Michigan State
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Purdue
  16. Cincinnati
  17. Saint Mary's
  18. UCLA
  19. Butler
  20. Iowa State
  21. Syracuse
  22. Dayton
  23. NC State
  24. Michigan
  25. Baylor

Others Receiving Votes: Texas, Colorado, Texas Tech, Florida, Texas A&M, UConn, West Virginia, Clemson, Creighton, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Georgetown, California, Maryland