UPDATE: Ball State men's basketball did not actually receive votes in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.

This news came from CBS Sports college basketball reporter Seth Davis via Twitter.

"Although I suspect @MrMattCraig hacked my ballot this was a typo. My No. 22 team is Baylor, not Ball State," Davis wrote.


In Davis' original vote, Ball State replaced Baylor, earning the Cardinals what seemed to be four AP Top 25 votes.

The confession from Davis came after the Twitter account @BrandanAlford called him out asking, "@SethDavisHoops could you explain your rationale ranking Ball State ahead of Purdue?"

From there, Davis original poll on collegepolltracker.com was brought up, revealing Ball State as Davis' No. 22 pick. It was later found that this was a type, with Davis being the only voter to put Ball State in the Top 25.

EARLIER: Ball State men's basketball was one of the schools that received votes in the preseason AP Top 25 poll.


The Cardinals received four votes as the only Mid-American Conference school selected in the voting, but were selected to finish second in the West Division following a preseason poll.

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Several of Ball State's opponents this year, however, did make the list including No. 14 Notre Dame (814),  Oklahoma (7), Dayton (5) and Oregon (2). No. 20 Purdue (362) and Butler (13) also received votes in the preseason poll.

During basketball media day, head coach James Whitford discussed the team's goals, which included winning a MAC championship. Ball State opens its season on Nov. 10 against Dayton, but plays in Worthen Arena for an exhibition game against Saint Francis on Monday.

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