Sept. 21, 2011
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BERKELEY - The California men's basketball team received the No. 21 ranking in the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook Preseason Top 25 poll on Wed., Sept. 21. The Golden Bears were one of three Pac-12 teams to earn rankings. Arizona holds the highest spot at No. 10 and UCLA comes in a couple of spots behind Cal at No. 23. North Carolina of the Atlantic Coast Conference was selected as the top-ranked team in the nation.
Arizona went 30-8 in 2010-11 and returns 11 letterwinners from a team that won the regular season Pac-10 title and reached the NCAA Elite Eight before falling to eventual NCAA champion Connecticut. Seniors Kyle Fogg and Jesse Perry are among top returners for the Wildcats.
Reeves Nelson and Josh Smith return to the UCLA frontcourt, while twin transfers David and Travis Wear join the roster. The Bruins went 23-11 in 2010-11, finished second in the Pac-10, and advanced to the third round of the 2011 NCAA tournament.
Cal tips off the regular season with a Fri., Nov. 11 game against UC Irvine at Haas Pavilion. Please visit CalBears.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
BLUE RIBBON COLLEGE BASKETBALL YEARBOOK PRESEASON TOP 25