High expectations will follow the Pitt Panthers Men’s basketball this season as the first college basketball preseason poll was released Thursday. In Thursday‚Äôs ESPN/USA Today coaches’ Poll, Pitt comes into the 2008-2009 campaign with an impressive No. 6 ranking. North Carolina received all 31 first-place votes as the unanimous No. 1 in the preseason ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll. North Carolina is followed by 2. UCONN, 3. Louisville, 4. UCLA, and 5. Duke. Three Big East teams round out the top 6