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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

October 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Arizona, UCLA land in AP preseason poll

Apparently I’m one of two voters in the Associated Press poll who believe defending NCAA champion Kentucky should begin the season ranked first in the polls. The Wildcats are third in the AP top 25 poll, which was released today.
No. 1-ranked Indiana received 43 first-place votes while second place Louisville garnered 20 votes. No other team received a first-place vote.
Arizona enters the AP poll at No. 12 and UCLA is 13. Meanwhile, Stanford received two votes.
Here’s the entire poll results with total points and first-place votes in parentheses:
1. Indiana ………………. (43) 1,592
2. Louisville ……………. (20) 1,568
3. Kentucky …………….. (2) 1,453
4. Ohio State……………. 1,292
5. Michigan ……………… 1,290
6. NC State ……………… 1,270
7. Kansas ………………… 1,210
8. Duke ……………………. 1,094
9. Syracuse ……………… 1,062
10. Florida ……………….. 936
11. North Carolina …….. 904
12. Arizona ………………. 902
13. UCLA …………………. 840
14. Michigan State ……. 789
15. Missouri ……………… 664
16. Creighton ……………. 622
17. Memphis …………….. 539
18. UNLV …………………. 488
19. Baylor ………………… 486
20. San Diego State ….. 463
21. Gonzaga …………….. 384
22. Notre Dame ………… 297
23. Wisconsin …………… 285
24. Cincinnati …………… 120
25. Florida State ………. 101
Others receiving votes: Murray St. 59, VCU 58, Saint Louis 46, Texas 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph’s 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma St. 14, Kansas St. 12, Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami 8, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, N. Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Lehigh 2, Stanford 2, Colorado St. 1, Oral Roberts 1
FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Regardless of the outcome of his NCAA investigation, UCLA freshmen Shabazz Muhammad will miss the next 2-4 weeks while recovering from a right shoulder strain. He has not been cleared to play by the NCAA. The Bruins begin the season Nov. 9.
— Oregon prepares for Monday’s exhibition against Concordia, an NAIA school located in Portland. The Ducks are still waiting for the NCAA to decide if Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi, a senior 6-7 forward, will be given a hardship waiver to play this season.
— UCLA is dedicating a new statue to legendary coach John Wooden today
— The NCAA is going to adapt rules to make men’s basketball and football coaches more accountable for their players’ actions.

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