The Arizona Wildcats start the 2014-15 season ranked No. 2 and behind the Kentucky Wildcats in both the AP and Coaches polls. In the Associated Press rankings released on Friday morning, UK starts the year with 52 first-place votes and 1,604 total. Arizona garnered five first-place votes and 1,518 points, ahead of Wisconsin despite the Badgers pulling eight first-place votes.
Unlike the Coaches Poll, the press gave Sean Miller's Wildcats a little Pac-12 company in what amounted to a top-26. Utah tied Harvard in the point standings in the No. 25 spot.
Stanford sits just outside the poll at No. 26 and is closely followed by No. 28 Colorado, No. 29 UCLA.
Here's a look at the entire
top-25 top-26 and a look at which additional schools received votes.
2014-15 AP Preseason Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (52)||0-0||1604|
|2||Arizona Wildcats (5)||0-0||1518|
|3||Wisconsin Badgers (8)||0-0||1483|
|4||Duke Blue Devils||0-0||1415|
|6||North Carolina Tar Heels||0-0||1274|
|11||Wichita State Shockers||0-0||1027|
|14||Iowa State Cyclones||0-0||781|
|15||Virginia Commonwealth Rams||0-0||574|
|16||San Diego State Aztecs||0-0||560|
|18||Michigan State Spartans||0-0||521|
|20||Ohio State Buckeyes||0-0||340|
|25 (Tie)||Harvard Crimson||0-0||98|
|25 (Tie)||Utah Utes||0-0||98|
Others Receiving Votes: Stanford 71, Iowa 58, Colorado 57, UCLA 35, Minnesota 34, Kansas St. 27, Arkansas 21, Pittsburgh 20, Memphis 15, N.C. State 14, Louisiana Tech 9, Cincinnati 8, LSU 8, Geo. Wash. 7, Oklahoma St. 6, Notre Dame 6, Dayton 6, Florida St. 5, Georgetown 5, Maryland 3, Illinois 3, UNLV 2, BYU 2, UTEP 1, S.F. Austin 1, Baylor 1, West Virginia 1