Monday, November 06, 2006

UCLA No.6 in AP Preseason Poll

By Bruin Basketball Report

Ben Howland's UCLA Bruins start at No.6 in the AP preseason poll. The ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll released last week ranked the Bruins at No.5.

Similar to the Coaches poll, Florida, North Carolina, and Kansas are the top three ranked teams in the AP poll.  Pittsburgh and LSU are ranked No.4 and No.5, respectively, ahead of the Bruins.

Along with UCLA, Arizona - No.10 and Washington - No.17 represent the Pac-10 conference in the AP poll.  In addition, USC (5) and Oregon (1) received points in the writer's poll.

Upcoming non-conference opponents, Texas A&M - No.13, Memphis - No.14, and Kentucky - No.22, are ranked in the top 25.  Michigan, which visits Pauley in December, received 6 points.

Duke, ranked No.12 in the poll, marks the 186th poll appearance by the Blue Devils - the second longest streak of all-time.  UCLA owns the mark at 221 consecutive weeks from 1966-1980.



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