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Arizona Wildcats ranked 10th in preseason AP poll

Arizona head coach Sean Miller talks to Parker Jackson-Cartwright (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Arizona Wildcats are in familiar territory, ranked in the preseason AP Top 25 Poll.

The poll, which was released Monday, has Arizona 10th.

The Wildcats are one of three Pac-12 teams to be ranked in the top 25, as they are behind Oregon (No. 5) and ahead of UCLA (No. 16).

Sean Miller’s team was ranked No. 11 in the initial Coaches Poll, and was picked to finish second in the Pac-12 by the conference media.

The Wildcats, with key returners in Allonzo Trier, Kadeem Allen, Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Dusan Ristic along with a recruiting class that includes Kobi Simmons, Lauri Markkanen and Rawle Alkins, begin their exhibition slate with a home game against College of Idaho Tuesday at the McKale Center in Tucson.

The entire AP Poll can be seen here:

  1. Duke
  2. Kentucky
  3. Kansas
  4. Villanova
  5. Oregon
  6. North Carolina
  7. Xavier
  8. Virginia
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Arizona
  11. Indiana
  12. Michigan State
  13. Louisville
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Purdue
  16. UCLA
  17. Saint Mary’s
  18. UConn
  19. Syracuse
  20. West Virginia
  21. Texas
  22. Creighton
  23. Rhode Island
  24. Iowa State
  25. Maryland