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Arizona unranked in preseason AP Poll for first time since 2010-11

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The Wildcats received 14 votes

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The Arizona Wildcats are entering the 2018-19 season in rather uncharted territory.

The preseason AP Poll was released Monday and they find themselves unranked to begin a season for the first time since 2010-11, the year they reached the Elite Eight.

However, Arizona did receive 14 votes, placing it as the No. 37 team in the country. Here is the preseason poll in its entirety:

AP Top 25

rank team points
rank team points
1 Kansas (37) 1581
2 Kentucky (19) 1529
3 Gonzaga (1) 1461
4 Duke (4) 1452
5 Virginia (2) 1286
6 Tennessee (1) 1268
7 Nevada 1230
8 North Carolina 1221
9 Villanova (1) 1085
10 Michigan State 1024
11 Auburn 974
12 Kansas State 922
13 West Virginia 678
14 Oregon 638
15 Virginia Tech 630
16 Syrcause 620
17 Florida State 530
18 Mississippi State 451
19 Michigan 437
20 TCU 311
21 UCLA 297
22 Clemson 268
23 LSU 187
24 Purdue 170
25 Washington 165

The Pac-12 has three teams inside the Top 25 — Oregon (14), UCLA (21), and Washington (25). USC received six votes and ASU garnered three.

No one else on the Wildcats’ schedule is ranked, but they could play No. 3 Gonzaga, No. 4 Duke and/or No. 11 Auburn in the Maui Invitational.

As it’s been said time and time again, this will be a prove-it year for Arizona, which has talent on its roster, but not much proven production.

The Wildcats open the season on Wednesday, Nov. 7 against Houston Baptist. Before that, they have exhibitions against Western New Mexico and Chaminade.