Oct. 3, 2012
With the official start of practice nine days away, several 2012-13 preseason men's basketball polls have already been released and the University of Arizona is featured prominently in each.
With eight returning lettermen from last season's 23-12 club and the nation's third-ranked recruiting class, several media organizations are bullish on the Wildcats. Both The Sporting News and Athlon Sports have Arizona in the top 10, while Lindy's Sports Annuals list the Cats at No. 18 nationally.
Here is a quick look at the polls: