San Diego State Men's Basketball Ranked 16th in Preseason AP Top-25 Poll

Courtesy SDSU Sports Information

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego State men's basketball team will open the 2014-15 campaign ranked 16th in the preseason Associated Press Top-25 Poll. The preseason ranking, regardless of poll, is the highest the Aztecs have enjoyed in school history.

SDSU, the overwhelming favorite to win the Mountain West regular-season title, received 560 points, which is eight more than reigning national champion Connecticut. The Aztecs are the only team from California represented in the rankings and the lone school from the MW.

San Diego State set a new preseason precedent with its AP ranking, upending a record that was established just a few weeks ago. Back on Oct. 16, SDSU landed at No. they were ranked No. 20 in both the AP and Coaches' polls.

In the AP poll alone, this marks the third time SDSU has appeared in the preseason rankings. In addition to the No. 20 distinction in 2012-13, San Diego State found itself in the first set of rankings in 2010-11, when it checked in at No. 25, which represented the first time the Aztecs were ranked in school history.

SDSU, which has now appeared in 17 consecutive Associated Press Top-25 Polls dating back to last season (tied for 10th-longest streak nationally), will be in action on Friday, Nov. 7, when it faces Point Loma at Viejas Arena in exhibition action. The Aztecs officially tipoff the campaign on Friday, Nov. 14, when CSUN visits Montezuma Mesa. Both games are set for 7 p.m. PT starts.