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Arizona doesn’t receive any votes in first AP Top 25 poll

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Arizona isn’t on anyone’s radar heading into the new college basketball season.

The Wildcats did not receive a single vote from 65 media members in the first AP Top 25 poll that was released Monday. Four other Pac-12 teams did and three are in the Top 25, with Arizona State (18) leading the way and Oregon (20) and UCLA (22) following closely behind.

The Stanford Cardinal received the eighth-most votes among teams outside the Top 25.

This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise as the Wildcats are a huge mystery after adding 10 newcomers—six of whom hail from different countries—and losing 85.6 percent of their scoring from last season.

Not even Sean Miller could provide much info about his team on media day in late October.

That isn’t to say Arizona won’t be good this season, just that it will have to work its way into national prominence, which could be a good thing for a program that is used to being in the spotlight.

Here is how the full AP Top 25 poll shook out:

  1. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  2. Baylor Bears
  3. Villanova Wildcats
  4. Virginia Cavaliers
  5. Iowa Hawkeyes
  6. Kansas Jayhawks
  7. Wisconsin Badgers
  8. Illinois Fighting Illini
  9. Duke Blue Devils
  10. Kentucky Wildcats
  11. Creighton Bluejays
  12. Tennessee Volunteers
  13. Michigan State Spartans
  14. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  15. West Virginia Mountaineers
  16. North Carolina Tar Heels
  17. Houston Cougars
  18. Arizona State Sun Devils
  19. Texas Longhorns
  20. Oregon Ducks
  21. Florida State Seminoles
  22. UCLA Bruins
  23. Ohio State Buckeyes
  24. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  25. Michigan Wolverines

Others Receiving Votes: LSU 146, Memphis 69, Florida 69, Alabama 50, Indiana 48, Louisville 41, Richmond 40, Stanford 14, Providence 9, Saint Louis 8, Auburn 8, San Diego State 6, UConn 6, BYU 4, Loyola of Chicago 3, Seton Hall 2, UNC Greensboro 1, Northern Iowa 1.