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Arizona gets preseason nod as No. 1 in nation
Loren Woods' back is healthy, and that's good news for an already-loaded Arizona team. Sports Illustrated annoints Woods and his talented teammates as the preseason No. 1 in this week's issue, picking the Wildcats just ahead of Duke. CNNSI.com has everything you need to get informed about the season, including SI's breakdowns of its Top 20 teams.
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||Arizona edges Duke for No. 1 in AP preseason poll|
The Wildcats return all five starters from a top seed in the NCAA tournament.
||Battier, Murphy top voting for AP All-America|
The two forwards were joined by Loren Woods, Jamaal Tinsley and Joseph Forte.
||ACC: Blue Devils are the class of the conference|
Several conference schools have veteran rosters, but Duke is overloaded with talent.
||Big 12: Jayhawks resume their usual place on top|
With Roy Williams back after something of a rebuilding year, Lawrence is rocking again.