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Tigers ranked third in ESPN/USA Today poll

The Memphis Tigers are ranked No. 3 in the preseason ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, released Friday.

The Tigers ranked behind North Carolina and UCLA, ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively.

Eleven of the 25 teams in the preseason poll were not ranked at the end of the 2007 season.  Florida and Ohio State, who played for the national championship in 2007, did not make the list.

The ESPN/USA Today poll is decided by a panel of 31 Division 1 coaches.  The Associated Press poll, voted on by members of the media, will be released November 2.

1. North Carolina
2. UCLA
3. Memphis
4. Kansas
5. Georgetown
6. Louisville
7. Tennessee
8. Michigan State
9. Indiana
10. Washington State
11. Duke
12. Marquette
13. Oregon
14. Gonzaga
14. Texas A&M
16. Texas
17. Arizona
18. USC
19. Arkansas
20. Pittsburgh
21. Stanford
22. Kentucky
23. Southern Illinois
24. North Carolina State
25. Villanova

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