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Why wait for the poll? Here's who will be in college hoops' top 25

The AP's top 25 poll will be released next week, and Duke is almost guaranteed to be No. 1. What will the rest of the poll look like?

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Watch live: Virginia State vs. Duke

Tune in to Virginia State vs. preseason No.1 Duke, playing without star freshmen Harry Giles and Jason Tatum live on ACCNetworkExtra/WatchESPN

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Big Ten, MAC to experiment with instant replay

The NCAA will allow the Big Ten and Mid-American conferences to use instant replay on certain plays within the restricted arc for the 2016-17 season.

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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke heads to the court for their first exhibition game tonight vs Virginia State. (Notice Harry Giles & Jayson Tatum at the end of the procession in polo shirts, not uniforms)


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Virginia suspends Austin Nichols for preseason games, season opener. Not a great start for Memphis transfer. Big piece to Cavs puzzle

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Virginia has suspended Memphis transfer Austin Nichols for two preseason scrimmages and the season-opener at UNC Greensboro for violation of team rules.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

NCAA appeals committee says in a release the NCAA committee on infractions must reconsider the 2017 postseason ban on Hawaii men's basketball. Appeals committee says penalty was incorrectly applied. No timetable is set for when they will reconsider. Hawaii, which won the Big West last season and lost to Maryland in the NCAA tournament, was picked 8th in the Big West preseason poll for this season.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Hawaii is expecting to hear on its appeal to play in the postseason in 2017 today. The Rainbow Warriors were given a postseason ban for 2017 and allowed to play in 2016. Hawaii won the Big West and lost to Maryland in the NCAA tournament.

Kavitha A. Davidson Contributor, espnW.com 

75% D-I men's basketball players think they're going to make it to the pros. 24% D-III. Real numbers: 1.5% and ZERO. -Mark Emmert #sunycon

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 No. 42 Ikey Obiagu will take an official visit to Florida State this weekend. It's his final visit. Has been to Baylor, Georgia Tech, Maryland and Long Beach State.