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Basketball: Sporting News tabs Bears at No. 16

The Sporting News released its preseason top-50 rankings today, and places Cal at No. 16. Washington is the top-ranked Pac-10 team on its list at No. 13. UCLA is the league’s only other team among the top-50 at No. 28.

TSN’s top 10: 1. Kansas; 2. Kentucky; 3. Michigan State; 4. North Carolina; 5. West Virginia; 6. Texas; 7. Purdue; 8. Duke; 9. Villanova; 10. Mississippi State.

Jeff Faraudo