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Wildcat men picked 12th in AP preseason

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TUCSON, Ariz. – For the second straight season, and eighth time in the last decade, the University of Arizona men's basketball team will open the season with a top-25 ranking in both major college basketball polls.

Arizona was ranked 12th in the 2012-13 preseason Associated Press poll released today, receiving a total of 902 points, marking Arizona's highest appearance in the preseason national rankings since 2006-07 when both the AP and the coaches' poll ranked UA 10th to open the season.

Since the start of the 1987-88 campaign, Arizona has been ranked in 21 of 26 preseason media polls in that period with the only exceptions coming in 1995-96, 2001-02, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11.

UA received a No. 16 preseason ranking from the AP a year ago.

The Wildcats open 2012-13 with an exhibition game against Humboldt State on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 6:30 p.m. PDT in McKale Center. The regular season opener vs. Charleston Southern is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m.

Associated Press Poll
Preseason, Oct. 26, 2012

 

Rnk      School (first-place votes)      Points            Last

1.           Indiana (43)                                  1,592               16

2.           Louisville (20)                              1,568               17

3.           Kentucky (2)                                 1,543                  1

4.           Ohio State                                     1,292                  7

5.           Michigan                                       1,290               13

6.           North Carolina State                   1,270              NR

7.           Kansas                                          1,210                  6

8.           Duke                                              1,094                  8

9.           Syracuse                                       1,062                  2

10.        Florida                                              936               25

11.        North Carolina                                904                  4

12.        ARIZONA                                         902              NR

13.        UCLA                                                840              NR

14.        Michigan State                                789                  5

15.        Missouri                                            664                  3

16.        Creighton                                         622               19

17.        Memphis                                          539              NR

18.        UNLV                                                488               23

19.        Baylor                                               486                  9

20.        San Diego State                             463               22

21.        Gonzaga                                          384              NR

22.        Notre Dame                                     297              NR

23.        Wisconsin                                        285               14

24.        Cincinnati                                         120              NR

25.        Florida State                                    101               10

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