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COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NATION

Cincinnati No. 1; UCLA Starts Fifth

November 12, 1996

Cincinnati, returning three starters from a team that fell one step shy of the Final Four, was No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll.

The Bearcats received 34 first-place votes and 1,641 points. Kansas was second with 15 No. 1 votes and 1,548 points, six more than Kentucky, which had 13 first-place votes. Wake Forest was fourth with 1,524 points. UCLA was fifth and was followed in the Top 10 by Utah, Villanova, North Carolina, Michigan and Duke.

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Arizona freshman guard Ortege Jenkins, from Long Beach, is out for the upcoming season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

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Lee Wilson, Arkansas' only true center, has been suspended for breaking an unspecified team rule, Coach Nolan Richardson said.

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