Las Vegas – The Runnin’ Rebels are ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press’ preseason Top 25, which was released on Friday. Last week, the coaches’ preseason poll was announced and has the Runnin’ Rebels ranked No. 19.
The AP preseason ranking marks the first time the Runnin’ Rebels are in that preseason Top 25 since they were No. 22 to begin the 1992-93 season, a span of two decades.
Fellow Mountain West-member San Diego State is also ranked in this year’s AP preseason poll at No. 20 (also No. 20 in the coaches’), while other conference teams New Mexico and Colorado State are receiving votes in both polls.
UNLV will host Dixie State on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center in an exhibition game before opening the regular season on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. against Northern Arizona, also at the Thomas & Mack Center.