College basketball is cyclical and for the beginning of the 2022-23 men’s basketball season, the coaches don’t seem too impressed with the Pac-12.

Just three teams from the Conference of Champions are in the first USA TODAY men’s basketball coaches poll of the year.

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UCLA, Arizona and Oregon are all ranked. USC received votes, but that was it. Defending champion Kansas is No. 5 and national runner-up North Carolina will begin the season as the No. 1 team in the country.

The basketball poll is much more fluid than the football poll and no doubt, other teams not even mentioned in the first poll will be ranked sometime this season.

No. 3 Houston will come to Matthew Knight Arena on Nov. 20 and the Ducks will play either No. 19 Alabama or Michigan State in the Phil Knight 85 Invitational in Portland Nov. 25.

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