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The 2012-13 preseason college basketball coaches' poll was released last week - you can check it out below, courtesy of ESPN.
Pitt didn't make the cut, but they did get a bit of recognition as some coaches felt they belonged. The Panthers picked up a total of nine points in the poll's 'Other Receiving Votes' category. That tied them for 34th among all D-1 teams.
I'm not surprised Pitt got a few votes. Personally, I'm taking a bit of a wait-and-see approach with this team. I definitely think they'll be better than last year and I also believe they can get into the rankings at some point. But this team is still featuring some new players in key areas and I want to see how they gel on the court before buying in.
|6||North Carolina State||0-0||581|
|20||San Diego State||0-0||196|