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UCLA opens its season Friday, Nov. 8, against Drexel (photo by Don Liebig)

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UCLA Ranked No. 22 in Preseason Basketball AP Poll
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Release:  10/31/2013

October 31, 2013

The UCLA men’s basketball team has been ranked No. 22 in the preseason Associated Press poll, as released on Thursday.

The Bruins are among three teams from the Pac-12 Conference in the preseason AP poll, accompanying Arizona (6) and Oregon (19). Pac-12 competitors Colorado, Arizona State, Washington and Stanford also received votes but are not within the poll’s top 25 teams.

UCLA was ranked No. 23 earlier this month in the preseason USA Today poll.

Led by new head coach Steve Alford, UCLA will opens its regular season against Drexel on Friday, Nov. 8. Game time is 9 p.m. (PT), and the contest will be televised by Pac-12 Networks.

UCLA defeated Cal State San Bernardino, 96-66, in the Bruins first of two exhibition games on Wednesday evening. Jordan Adams scored a game-high 25 points to pace UCLA. The Bruins will host Cal State San Marcos in their final preseason tune-up on Monday, Nov. 4, in Pauley Pavilion.

2013-14 PRESEASON AP POLL

Rank School Record Points ’13 Final
1 Kentucky (27) 21-12 1,546 NR
2 Michigan State (22) 27-9 1,543 9
3 Louisville (14) 35-5 1,501 2
4 Duke (2) 30-6 1,435 6
5 Kansas 31-6 1,357 3
6 Arizona 27-8 1,311 21
7 Michigan 31-8 1,120 11
8(t) Oklahoma State 24-9 1,093 17
8(t) Syracuse 30-10 1,093 16
10 Florida 29-8 1,048 14
11 Ohio State 29-8 1,036 7
12 North Carolina 25-11 954 NR
13 Memphis 31-5 741 19
14 VCU 27-9 680 NR
15 Gonzaga 32-3 538 1
16 Wichita State 30-9 512 NR
17 Marquette 26-9 510 15
18 Connecticut 20-10 448 NR
19 Oregon 28-9 408 25
20 Wisconsin 23-12 338 18
21 Notre Dame 25-10 332 23
22 UCLA 25-10 244 24
23 New Mexico 29-6 213 10
24 Virginia 23-12 189 NR
25 Baylor 23-14 180 NR

also receiving votes: Tennessee (176), Creighton (145), Indiana (111), Colorado (83), Iowa (83), Harvard (46), Boise State (22), Villanova (14), Arizona State (11), Georgetown (11), UNLV (8), Washington (8), LSU (6), Pittsburgh (6), Stanford (6), Boston College (5), La Salle (4), Missouri (3), Saint Louis (3), St. John's (3), Cincinnati (1).


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