Arizona received two points in the AP college football poll released Saturday morning, and that translates to one person putting the Wildcats at No. 24.
That one person is Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Fittipaldo puts Arizona third in the Pac-12, also ranking Stanford at No. 3 and Oregon at No. 4.
Any Top 25 mention for Arizona is a surprise, but the Wildcats actually fared better in the USA Today coaches poll, receiving 32 points, good enough to rank 32nd nationally. The coaches do not release their individual preseason ballots, however, so we don’t know who voted for the Cats.
Oklahoma, as in the coaches poll, is No. 1 in the AP media poll, receiving 36 of the 60 first-place votes. Among Pac-12 teams, Oregon is third, Stanford seventh and USC is 25th.
Here is a link to the full preseason poll.