March 10, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Solomon Hill (44) controls the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes during the championship game of the 2012 Pac 12 Tournament in the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Basketball in Top 10 Preseason Poll


For the first time in the Sean Miller era the Arizona Wildcats are ranked in the top 10 of a preseason poll.  The Sporting News has the Arizona Wildcats ranked # 8 heading into the 2012-2013 season.  This ranking is based on the quality Arizona depth and mix of young talent alongside seasoned veterans.

Finally, after 4 seasons it looks like Coach Miller’s system and recruiting genius have paid off with a preseason top 10 ranking.  The Wildcats will go 10 deep this year with 4 Freshmen, 2 Sophomores, 1 Juniors, and 3 Seniors leading the charge.  The Wildcats will have the opportunity to go tall with 4 players listed at 6’8″or taller  or  go small like we have seen in the past.  The questions can now start coming in about what the depth chart will look like.  Regardless of who is starting and who is coming off the bench the nation is noticing the talent on the roster.

The Wildcats are the only Pac 12 team that is ranked in the top 10 but lurking just behind the Wildcats are the UCLA Bruins at # 11.  The Bruins have a lot of talent this season and may be ranked higher than the Wildcats in some publications.  The Wildcats and Bruins are the 2 heavy favorites to win the Pac 12 title and sshould

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