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Cats Ranked No. 12 in Preseason AP Poll
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/26/2012
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Oct. 26, 2012

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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