Bearcats Ranked 24th in Preseason AP Poll
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Oct. 26, 2012

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team is ranked No. 24 in the 2012-13 Associated Press preseason poll released Friday. It marks the second consecutive season the Bearcats are ranked in the preseason poll. Last season UC was listed at No. 21 entering the year.

The Bearcats received votes in the 2012-13 USA Today/ESPN coaches’ preseason poll released last week but were not listed among the Top 25.

Four teams on UC’s schedule this season also were listed in the AP preseason rankings: No. 2 Louisville, No. 9 Syracuse, No. 18 UNLV (potential opponent in the Global Sports Challenge in Las Vegas) and No. 22 Notre Dame. The Bearcats will play four other teams that garnered votes in the preseason poll: Pittsburgh, Marquette, Georgetown and New Mexico.

UC plays host to Grand Valley State in the Bearcats’ first exhibition game of the new season Monday at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed live on GoBEARCATS.com.

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Preseason Associated Press Poll
1. Indiana (43)
2. Louisville (20)
3. Kentucky (2)
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan
6. N.C. State
7. Kansas
8. Duke
9. Syracuse
10. Florida
11. North Carolina
12. Arizona
13. UCLA
14. Michigan State
15. Missouri
16. Creighton
17. Memphis
18. UNLV
19. Baylor
20. San Diego State
21. Gonzaga
22. Notre Dame
23. Wisconsin
24. Cincinnati
25. Florida State
Others receiving votes: Murray St. 59, VCU 58, Saint Louis 46, Texas 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph's 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma St. 14, Kansas St. 12, Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami 8, Saint Mary's (Cal) 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, N. Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Lehigh 2, Stanford 2, Colorado St. 1, Oral Roberts 1.

Preseason USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll
1. Indiana (21)
2. Louisville (5)
3. Kentucky (5)
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan
6. N.C. State
7. Kansas
8. Duke
9. Syracuse
10. Florida
11. Arizona
12. North Carolina
13. UCLA
14. Michigan State
15. Creighton
16. Memphis
17. Missouri
18. Baylor
19. UNLV
20. San Diego State
21. Wisconsin
22. Gonzaga
23. Notre Dame
24. Florida State
25. Texas
Others receiving votes: Saint Louis 58, Virginia Commonwealth 40, Cincinnati 33, Murray State 30, Kansas State 13, Saint Mary's 11, New Mexico 10, Tennessee 10, Minnesota 9, Pittsburgh 9, Marquette 8, Stanford 7, Oklahoma State 6, Butler 6, Colorado State 4, Middle Tennessee 3, Saint Joseph's 2, Drexel 2, Georgia 2, Miami (FL) 2, Marshall 1.