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UCLA Ranked No. 6 In USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25 Poll
By: UCLA Athletics

Nov. 2, 2001

In the USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll released Nov. 1, UCLA is ranked No. 6 in the U. S. Duke the defending NCAA Champion, received 30 of 31 first-place votes and is No. 1.

The Top 10 teams are - 1. Duke, 2. Illinois, 3. Maryland, 4. Kentucky, 5. Florida, 6. UCLA, 7. Kansas, 8. Iowa, 9. Missouri and No. 10 St. Joseph's. UCLA received 595 votes after finishing No. 12 in last year's final poll.

UCLA could face both Kansas and Duke at the upcoming Maui Invitational (Nov. 19-21). UCLA's first-round opponent is Houston and Kansas plays Ball State in the same bracket. Duke is in the other bracket and opens with Seton Hall. Kansas also visits Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 12

Other ranked Bruin opponents are - No. 14 Georgetown (Dec. 29 in Pauley Pavilion), No. 15 Stanford (Jan. 24 in Pauley Pavilion/Feb. 23 at Stanford) and No. 24 USC (Jan. 10 at the Forum/Feb. 6 in Pauley Pavilion).

Also receiving votes for the USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25 were Bruin opponents - Alabama (Dec. 8 at the Wooden Classic, The Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim), Arizona (Jan. 19 at Arizona/Feb. 14 in Pauley Pavilion), Arizona State (Jan. 17 at ASU/Feb. 16 in Pauley Pavilion) and California (Jan. 26 in Pauley Pavilion/Feb. 21 at Cal).

USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25 Poll
1. Duke
2. Illinois
3. Maryland
4. Kentucky
5. Florida
6. UCLA
7. Kansas
8. Iowa
9. Missouri
10. St. Joseph's
11. Virginia
12. Michigan State
13. Memphis
14. Georgetown
15. Stanford
16. Boston College
17. Temple
18. Oklahoma State
19. North Carolina
20. Syracuse
21. Indiana
22. Texas
23. Oklahoma
24. USC
25. Fresno State

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
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 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
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
Thursday, Mar 10 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 11 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
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 ...
TBA
Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Houston, TX
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