UCLA mens basketball ranked No. 21 in preseason AP Poll

Aaron Holiday is UCLA leading returning scorer this year on a team that has seven freshmen. (Thomas Cordova/SCNG)

Before its exhibition game at Pauley Pavilion, the UCLA men’s basketball team checked in at No. 21 in the preseason AP Poll released Wednesday morning.

The Bruins are one of three teams to crack the top 25 in the AP Poll behind No. 3 Arizona and No. 10 USC. Oregon received two votes. UCLA was No. 18 in the preseason coaches poll.

After its third Sweet 16 appearance in four years, UCLA finished at No. 8 in the final AP Poll last season. It lost four starters from the team, including star point guard Lonzo Ball, but welcomed a seven-man freshman class headlined by McDonald’s All-Americans Kris Wilkes and Jaylen Hands and Ball’s younger brother LiAngelo Ball.

  • Linkster

    Is this a blog or a morgue. Five posts a NO comments? Wow. Sad…

    • Richard

      keep the faith, it’ll get worse

    • gotroy22

      Now you know why Owns, gray stool and 86er come over to Inside USC.

      • Richard

        Wadd’ya doing here if it’s so bad ?
        Bruins don’t give a F what’s happening on your sites.

    • j metaphor

      Not much fun over here, Linkster, just sports.
      No cocaine partying Med School Deans, no A.D. draining charities, no drunken coaches, no Defensive Captains jumping off balconies, pretty boring compared to SoCal.

      • Linkster

        Is football a major sport over there? Thought it might be intramural…

      • Linkster

        or stealing sunglasses in China big mouth.