February 23, 2024
Aztecs followers pack Viejas Area for the 2023 NCAA title recreation watch occasion at San Diego State College. Picture by Chris Stone

San Diego State, coming off its deep run on the 2023 NCAA Match, is ranked seventeenth within the preseason Related Press Prime 25 ballot.

It marks the fifth time in program historical past, and second straight season that SDSU has earned a spot on the preliminary AP ballot. The season begins in two weeks.

The Aztecs are the one program within the Mountain West – and one among three in California – to make the AP’s opening ballot. The checklist is topped by Kansas, Duke and Purdue.

Among the many earlier appearances within the preseason AP ballot, San Diego State was ranked as excessive as No. 16, to open the 2014-15 marketing campaign, and at No. 19 final 12 months.
 
The Aztecs completed at No. 18 in ultimate AP Prime 25 in April, in a season that ended with a spot within the NCAA nationwide championship recreation, which SDSU misplaced to UConn.
 
San Diego State completed first within the preseason media ballot to foretell which staff will win the MW.
 
The staff welcomes again a pair of returning starters in Lamont Butler and Darrion Trammell, together with Jaedon LeDee and Micah Parrish. 5 newcomers are becoming a member of the fold, together with Reese Waters and Jay Pal.
 
The Aztecs play an exhibition on Monday towards Cal State San Marcos at Viejas Area after which host its regular-season opener on Nov. 6 towards Cal State Fullerton.

In the meantime, conscious that the staff can have 5 consecutive street video games from Nov. 17 by means of Dec. 5, San Diego State has contracted to play Level Loma Nazarene on Nov. 27 at Viejas.
 
“That five-game stretch away from house was a bit greater than we needed, so I’m completely satisfied we might discover a recreation towards a superb opponent to interrupt it up,” males’s basketball coach Mind Dutcher mentioned.