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UW Men Rise to 16th in AP poll and 13th in Coaches Rankings
Release: 11/21/2006
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Nov. 20, 2006

SEATTLE - The Washington men's basketball team, off to a 4-0 start, rose one spot to 16th in the Associated Press rankings released Monday. The Huskies climbed two places, into the No. 13 position in this week's ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.

Washington is one of three Pac-10 teams in the top-25, joining fifth-ranked UCLA and No. 15 Arizona.

The Huskies have six games scheduled against four opponents ranked in the top-15, including No. 4 Pittsburgh, No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 Louisiana State and No. 15 Arizona. A fifth foe, Gonzaga, is listed 23rd in the coaches poll.

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UW was not ranked in last year's preseason polls, but finished the 2006 season ranked No. 17 in the final AP poll and No. 12 by ESPN/USA Today. The Huskies opened the 2006-07 season ranked 17th in the AP poll and 16th in the coaches poll.

The Huskies return to action, Friday, Nov. 24 against Eastern Washington. Tip-off is 5 p.m. at Bank of America Arena for the game that airs live on FSN Northwest.

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