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Huskies links, plus my preseason AP top 25 men’s basketball ballot

A few links on a cold Monday night at the Bellevue home office ...

--- Our story in tomorrow’s newspaper looks at some of the impressive defensive statistics the Huskies have assembled despite losing four players to the NFL draft from last year’s team.

--- Chris Petersen was happy to see the Huskies’ receivers get some yards-after-catch.

--- Ex-Husky Terrence Ross agreed to a three-year extension with the Toronto Raptors worth nearly $33 million.

--- Oregon is accusing Arizona State of stealing its signals. The Huskies visit ASU on Nov. 14 at 12 p.m.

--- Washington State coach Mike Leach thinks the Pac-12 should investigate those accusations.

--- Washington is the only Pac-12 team Utah has never beaten.

--- And Petersen did pretty well against Utah when he was coach at Boise State, too.

Here is the preseason ballot I submitted for the AP men’s basketball top 25 poll.

1. North Carolina

2. Maryland

3. Duke

4. Kentucky

5. Kansas

6. Virginia

7. Oklahoma

8. Wichita State

9. Iowa State

10. Gonzaga

11. Indiana

12. Arizona

13. Michigan State

14. Villanova

15. Notre Dame

16. California

17. Utah

18. Vanderbilt

19. Baylor

20. Purdue

21. Connecticut

22. Wisconsin

23. Texas A&M

24. Oregon

25. LSU

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple