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Men?s Basketball Ranked 10th in Preseason Associated Press Poll
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/08/2004
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Marks the 16th time in the last 18 years that Cats will open the season with an AP national ranking

 

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona men's basketball team will open the season as the nation's 10th-ranked team according to the Associated Press, which released its 2004-05 preseason college basketball poll on Monday.

 

With 10 squadmen returning from last season's 20-10 ballclub that advanced to the NCAA Tournament, Arizona collected the preseason No. 10 ranking from the coaches with a total of 1,061 points. Kansas, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Illinois made up the top five places.

 

It marks the 16th time in the last 18 years in which Arizona has been nationally ranked in the first poll of the season by the nation’s media.  The only break in that streak came to start the 1995-96 and 2001-02 campaigns.

 

The Wildcats open the regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 16, against San Diego in the first round of the 2004 Preseason N.I.T.

 

2004-05 Preseason Associated Press Top 25 Poll

Rnk   Team (first place votes)     Points         Last

 1.     Kansas (25)                       1,697            16

 2.     Wake Forest (22)               1,680            17

 3.     Georgia Tech (10)               1,567           14

 4      North Carolina (10)              1,558           18

 5.     Illinois (1)                           1,457           13

 6.     Syracuse                           1,452           20

 7.     Oklahoma State (2)             1,342            4

 8.     Connecticut                        1,281            7

 9.     Kentucky (1)                       1,177           2

10.     ARIZONA                          1,061          22

11.     Duke                                    981           6

12.     Mississippi State                  913           8

13.     Michigan State                     910         NR

14.     Louisville                              876         NR

15.     Maryland                              765         19

16.     Texas                                   671        12

17.     Pittsburgh                             596          9

18.     Alabama                               510       NR

19.     North Carolina State              490        15

20.     Notre Dame                          429       NR

21.     Wisconsin                            378        10

22.     Washington                          355       NR

23.     Florida                                 337       NR

24.     Memphis                             283        24

25.     Gonzaga                             215          3

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