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Arizona basketball begins preaseason ranked No. 2 in AP Poll

The Arizona basketball team opens the 2014-15 season ranked No. 2 in both the Coaches and AP polls.

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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

Rank Team Record Pts
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
5 Kansas Jayhawks 0-0 1346
6 North Carolina Tar Heels 0-0 1274
7 Florida Gators 0-0 1153
8 Louisville Cardinals 0-0 1114
9 Virginia Cavaliers 0-0 1090
10 Texas Longhorns 0-0 1061
11 Wichita State Shockers 0-0 1027
12 Villanova Wildcats 0-0 885
13 Gonzaga Bulldogs 0-0 840
14 Iowa State Cyclones 0-0 781
15 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 0-0 574
16 San Diego State Aztecs 0-0 560
17 Connecticut Huskies 0-0 552
18 Michigan State Spartans 0-0 521
19 Oklahoma Sooners 0-0 426
20 Ohio State Buckeyes 0-0 340
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 0-0 309
22 SMU Mustangs 0-0 285
23 Syracuse Orange 0-0 178
24 Michigan Wolverines 0-0 167
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