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Arizona ranked 17th in preseason coaches poll

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Four spots better than it ranked in the AP poll

NCAA Basketball: Cal. State - Bakersfield at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Wildcats are one of just two Pac-12 teams ranked in the 2019-20 preseason coaches poll that was released Thursday.

UA checks in at No. 17, three spots behind the Oregon Ducks. That is four spots better than Arizona ranked in the preseason AP Poll, where it was the top-ranked team from the Pac-12.

Just as they did in the AP Poll, the Washington Huskies and Colorado Buffaloes narrowly missed the Top 25 of the coaches poll, ranking 28th and 31st, respectively.

Here is the full Top 25:

  1. Michigan State Spartans
  2. Kentucky Wildcats
  3. Kansas Jayhawks
  4. Duke Blue Devils
  5. Louisville Cardinals
  6. Florida Gators
  7. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  8. Maryland Terrapins
  9. Virginia Cavaliers
  10. Villanova Wildcats
  11. North Carolina Tar Heels
  12. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  13. Seton Hall Pirates
  14. Oregon Ducks
  15. Memphis Tigers
  16. Ohio State Buckeyes
  17. Arizona Wildcats
  18. Baylor Bears
  19. Utah State Aggies
  20. Saint Mary’s Gaels
  21. Xavier Musketeers
  22. Purdue Boilermakers
  23. Auburn Tigers
  24. LSU Tigers
  25. Tennessee Volunteers