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UCLA Ranked No. 22 in Preseason Basketball AP Poll
By: UCLA Athletics

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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Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
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Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
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vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
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