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Basketball: Rivals counts down all 347 teams

Day-by-day, Rivals.com is unveiling its preseason national rankings. The Web site started with everybody’s favorite, the hapless New Jersey Institute of Technology, which is ranked No. 347. Well-earned, too, as NJIT has totaled one victory the past two seasons.

All four Bay Area schools outside the Pac-10 already have been ranked — USF at No. 235, San Jose State at No. 226, Santa Clara at No. 174 and Saint Mary’s at No. 105.

Seven Pac-10 schools also have been revealed:

140. Stanford

119. USC

91. Arizona State

79. Oregon

68. Arizona

47. Oregon State

44. Washington State.

Not sure I’d put WSU so high. Three teams are left — Cal, Washington and UCLA. We’ll keep you posted.

Jeff Faraudo