Cats Ranked No. 12 in Preseason AP Poll

The UA men's basketball team received 902 points in the 2012-13 preseason Associated Press poll, for its highest appearance in the preseason national rankings since 2006-07.
Oct. 26, 2012
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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 Mischigan 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 Cincinatti 120 NR
25 Florida State 101 10

 

Wildcat point guard Mark Lyons
Wildcat point guard Mark Lyons

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 Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. PDT in McKale Memorial Center. The regular season opener vs. Charleston Southern is scheduled for Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.

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