Friday, October 26, 2007

UCLA No.2 In ESPN/USA Today Preseason Ranking

By Bruin Basketball Report

EPSN/USA Today Coaches preseason poll released today has the UCLA Bruins ranked at No.2.

Despite receiving two less first-place votes than UCLA, the North Carolina Tar Heels appeared atop the poll edging the Bruins 739 to 734 points.

Memphis, Kansas, and Georgetown rounded out the top five spots.

The Pac-10, expected to be one of the toughest conferences this year, had a total of six teams in the top 25 ranking. In addition to UCLA, the other five Pac-10 teams were Washington St. at No.10, Oregon at No.13, Arizona at No.17, USC at No.18, and Stanford at No.21.

Neither Florida nor Ohio State, the teams that played for the national championship, made the Top 25.

The ESPN/USA Today poll is voted on by a panel of 31 Division I head coaches. UCLA head coach Ben Howland does not vote on the poll.



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