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Men's Basketball Ranked 13th by

The Aztecs are ranked 13th in's preseason rankings.
The Aztecs are ranked 13th in's preseason rankings.

Oct. 24, 2012


2012-13 Men's Basketball Preseason AccoladesGet Acrobat Reader

The San Diego State men's basketball team is ranked 13th nationally by, the website announced today.

"The Aztecs are deep and undeniably talented," Matt Norlander of said. "SDSU has three transfer players from major conferences added to the roster this season."

Earlier this week, SDSU was voted as the preseason Mountain West favorite in the league's annual media poll. Jamaal Franklin was named the preseason player of the year and was joined on the first team by Chase Tapley. Dwayne Polee II, meanwhile, was tabbed the co-newcomer of the year.

The Aztecs, who finished the 2011-12 campaign with a 26-8 record, are coming off their fourth straight season with at least 25 victories and their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. In each of the last seven years, the back-to-back Mountain West regular-season champions have won 20 or more games and have advanced to the postseason.

In 2012-13, San Diego State returns four of its five starters and its top four scorers from last season. The Aztecs also welcome three Division I transfers and a heralded recruiting class.

Tickets for the Battle on the Midway vs. Syracuse and the Wooden Classic vs. UCLA are still available. Battle on the Midway tickets are available through, Window E at Qualcomm Stadium, or by calling 619-283-7378. For those interested in buying Wooden Classic tickets, please call 619-283-7378.

Current San Diego State students interested in attending the Wooden Classic can purchase tickets at a special discounted price of $15 by showing their valid Red ID. Those tickets are available at the Viejas Arena box office.