Cincinnati ranked higher than Xavier in Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll
I know the Preseason Poll holds now weight, but it is always good when the Bearcats are ranked higher than the Musketeers. UC is ranked No. 13 and Xavier is ranked No. 17, the Crosstown Shootout will be even more intense this year.
In all seriousness this Bearcats team is so talented that this year will be ranked on how far this team goes in March, honestly anything less than a Sweet 16 appearance will be a disappointment. Will they be able to make it happen? Buckle up, #BearcatNation.
The University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team received a No. 13 ranking in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll released Thursday, Oct. 19.
It marks the Bearcats’ highest preseason ranking in the USA Today poll since prior to the 1999-2000 campaign when UC was listed third.
American Athletic Conference newcomer Wichita State was listed eighth in the preseason poll. Other upcoming Bearcats opponents included in the poll were Florida (seventh), Xavier (No. 17), UCLA (No. 18) and SMU (receiving votes).
The Associated Press preseason poll is scheduled for release on Nov. 1.
Cincinnati returns its top three scorers from last season’s squad that won 30 games, posted an undefeated home record and earned its seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
League coaches picked the Bearcats to win The American at the conference media day on Monday.