Keeping a reputation as elite while showing improvement in just one year's time, the men earned the same ranking in the preseason poll in 2018 while the women were unranked this time last year.
Arizona splits duel meet with Utah
The Wildcats will open the 2019-20 season in Salt Lake City this Friday at 2 p.m.
Blue defeated Red, 269-253, in the Red-Blue Meet.
In a competition that came down to the final race, Sun Devil swimming kicked off their season on Friday with their annual Intrasquad.
Arizona will unofficially open its season on Saturday morning at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.