Basketball: Bears 24th in preseason coaches poll

Cal is ranked No. 24 in the ESPN/USA Today preseason coaches poll.

North Carolina secured 30 of 31 first-place votes to easily top the coaches’ first poll of the season, Kentucky got the other first-place vote and is No. 2. Rounding out the top 5: Ohio State, UConn and Syracuse.

Other Pac-12 teams in the rankings are No. 16 Arizona and No. 20 UCLA.

Voters include Arizona State coach Herb Sendek and Randy Bennett of Saint Mary’s.

Jeff Faraudo

  • rollonubears

    Wow. It’s been awhile. Now let’s CLIMB the rankings for a change. Go Bears!

  • rollonubears

    It would have been nice to schedule another exhibition game. 10 days between game action seems like quite a long time.

  • jim crow

    Can a team schedule more than one?

  • GoldenBV

    I’m sure they’ll have one of those “secret scrimmages” scheduled. I believe they’ve played St. Mary’s and Santa Clara in recent years. No press, no fans, pretend nothing happened.

  • milo

    Yeah…Go Bears! Definitely looking forward to hoops given the football season.

  • UC irvine is another exhibition game…at least it had better be. Go Bears!

  • OldBear

    Why are we lower in the rankings than Arizona and UCLA? I think the FB team will make it to a Bowl. Go Bears!