San Diego State's men's basketball program keeps rising to new heights.
The Aztecs were ranked No. 17 in the USA Today coaches poll, released today. That’s their highest preseason ranking ever and just the second time the program has been ranked in the preseason. SDSU was ranked 20th in the AP and USA Today polls in 2012-13.
Last year, the Aztecs were unranked in the preseason poll. They climbed as high as No. 5 and were in the poll for the final 16 weeks of the season, from Dec. 9 on. They finished No. 12 in the postseason USA Today poll.
Kentucky is ranked No. 1 in this year’s preseason poll, followed by Arizona, Duke, Wisconsin and Kansas.
The Aztecs’ regular-season opener is on Nov. 14 against CSUN.