The Gonzaga University Bulldogs men’s basketball team has been ranked 14th in the preseason USA Today coaches poll released Thursday.
The Bulldogs, who finished 12th in the final coaches poll last spring, received 270 points to edge Virginia Common- wealth for 14th. Gonzaga is 64 points behind No. 13 Memphis. The Bulldogs and Tigers play in Memphis on Feb. 8.
Kentucky is No. 1, receiving 16 of 32 first-place votes for 767 points.
Gonzaga opens the season Oct. 25 with an exhibition game at home against Simon Fraser University, and tips off the regular season on Nov. 9 when Bryant University visits the McCarthey Athletic Center for the first of four straight home games to start the season.
• See full poll in Scoreboard, B4