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USF a consensus preseason top-25 pick...so far

If the preseason ended today, USF would be a consensus top-25 squad.

Alas, a bit more forecasting and prognosticating looms (it's only mid-June), but so far the Bulls appear in every prominent summer top 25. Here they are, broken down by publication:

Lindy's: 17th

Athlon: 24th

Street & Smith's: 23rd

Phil Steele: 18th

The Sporting News: 22nd

We're still awaiting the preseason rankings from ESPN and Sports Illustrated (not to mention the Associated Press), but aren't expecting any shockers. The Bulls were 19th in the post-spring rankings compiled by ESPN's Mark Schlabach, and SI.com had the Bulls 25th in its way-too-early top 25 released in January.

And of course, USF finished 19th in last season's final AP poll.

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