PG Aaron Holiday (USA Today)

UCLA Ranked No. 16 in AP Preseason Poll

Oct. 31 -- The UCLA men's basketball team, which opens its regular season in less than two weeks, made another preseason top 25 list...

UCLA, picked to finish third in the Pac-12 Conference in a preseason media poll and also in the top 20 nationally in the coaches' poll, checked in at No. 16 in the Associated Press poll Monday.

The Bruins were a lowly 15-17 last season and were the only school with losing record to crack the top 25. Oregon (No. 5) and Arizona (No. 10) were the other Pac-12 representatives.

UCLA plays an exhibition against The Master's University on Tuesday night inside Pauley Pavilion before hosting Pacific on Nov. 11 to open the new season.

The full AP poll -- (##) number of first-place votes:

1
Duke (58)
Record: 25-11
PV Rank
19
Points
1,612
2
Record: 27-9
10
1,479
3
Record: 33-5
1
1,476
4
Record: 35-5
6
1,465
5
Oregon (1)
Record: 31-7
5
1,343
6
Record: 33-7
3
1,314
7
Record: 28-6
9
1,167
8
Record: 29-8
4
1,149
9
Record: 22-13
-
1,135
10
Record: 25-9
17
1,004
11
Record: 27-8
14
917
12
Record: 29-6
2
903
13
Record: 23-8
16
755
14
Record: 28-8
-
699
15
Record: 26-9
12
672
16
Record: 15-17
-
540
17
Record: 29-6
-
512
18
-
504
19
Record: 23-14
-
464
20
Record: 26-9
8
360
21
Record: 20-13
-
250
22
Record: 20-15
-
231
23
Record: 17-15
-
199
24
Record: 23-12
22
168
25
Record: 27-9
18
144

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