For the third straight year, UCLA has a place in the preseason Associated Press poll.
The Bruins earned the No. 13 spot in the rankings, announced Sunday, making them the third-highest ranked team in Pac-12. They had opened the 2013 and 2014 seasons at No. 21 and 7, respectively. Before head coach Jim Mora arrived, they were among the nation’s preseason top 25 just once in eight years.
UCLA, which just ended camp at San Bernardino, finished No. 10 in the final AP poll last season, and ended up 16th the year before.
Last month, the Bruins landed at No. 14 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll.
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