OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma State has tied Syracuse for the No. 8 spot in the preseason Associated Press college basketball poll
Both OSU and Syracuse received 1,093 points in the poll.
Kentucky received 27 first place votes in the poll and is ranked No. 1. Michigan State received 22 first place votes and is No. 2 followed by Louisville, Duke, Kansas, Arizona and Michigan.
Louisville received 14 first place votes and Duke received the final two first place ballots.
Florida is No. 10 in the rankings.
OSU will host Emporia State starting at 7 p.m. Friday at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys held off Campbellsville 80-70 in OSU's first exhibition game on Sunday.