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Men?s Basketball Ranked 10th in Preseason Associated Press College Basketball Poll
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/07/2006
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Cats open regular season on Nov. 12 at Virginia

 

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 2006-07 preseason college basketball poll on Monday.

 

With 11 squadmen returning from last season's 20-13 team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s second round, Arizona collected the preseason No. 1 ranking from the media with a total of 1,157 points. Florida, North Carolina, Kansas, Pittsburgh and Louisiana State occupied the top five places.

 

It marks the 18th time in the last 20 years in which Arizona has been nationally ranked in the first poll of the season by the media.  The only breaks in that streak came in the preseason 1995-96 and 2001-02 polls.

 

The Wildcats open the regular season on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Virginia.  The game can be seen on FSN Arizona beginning at 7 p.m. EST.

 

Four opponents on Arizona’s 2006-07 are also ranked in the AP poll.  Pac-10 foes UCLA (No. 6) and Washington (No. 17) dot the poll, as do North Carolina (No. 2) and Memphis (No. 14).

 

2006-07 Preseason Associated Press Poll

Nov. 6, 2006

 

Rnk         Team (first-place votes)                   Points            Last

1.             Florida (63)                                             1,788               11

2.             North Carolina (9)                                 1,704               10

3.             Kansas                                                   1,636               12

4.             Pittsburgh                                               1,407               16

5.             Louisiana State                                     1,399               19

6.             UCLA                                                       1,394                  7

7.             Ohio State                                               1,391                  6

8.             Georgetown                                           1,271               23

9.             Wisconsin                                              1,197              NR

10.          ARIZONA                                                 1,157               NR

11.          Alabama                                                 1,106              NR

12.          Duke                                                        1,051                  1

13.          Texas A&M                                                 868              NR

14.          Memphis                                                    811                  4

15.          Boston College                                         772                  7

16.          Marquette                                                   554              NR

17.          Washington                                               487               17

18.          Connecticut                                               399                  2

19.          Creighton                                                   384              NR

20.          Syracuse                                                    367               21

21.          Texas                                                          366                  9

22.          Kentucky                                                     332              NR

23.          Georgia Tech                                            262              NR

24.          Nevada                                                       212               20

25.          Tennessee                                                203               18

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