NCAA basketball rankings: Arizona to No. 5 in AP poll, No. 4 in USA Today Coaches'

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

The Arizona Wildcats moved up from sixth to fifth in the college basketball poll thanks to Duke's loss to Kansas.

Sean Miller's team begins its NIT Season Tip-Off run tonight against Fairleigh Dickinson as the tournament favorite, at least as far as the Associated Press pollsters are concerned. The Arizona Wildcats moved from sixth to fifth in the poll after the Duke Blue Devils lost to the Kansas Jayhawks last week.

Now, Duke finds itself ranked sixth after previously holding the fourth-place tag.

The Michigan State Spartans moved from second to first after defeated previous the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats. Kansas, Louisville and Kentucky follow and are ranked ahead of Arizona.

Also representing the Pac-12 is Oregon, which comes in at No. 17. The UCLA Bruins are ranked 22nd.

In the USA Today Coaches poll, the Wildcats moved from fifth to fourth place and jumped Kentucky and Duke.

Below is the AP poll followed by the USA Today Coaches poll.

AP Poll

Rank Team Record Votes Previous
1 Michigan State 3-0 1,608 2
2 Kansas 2-0 1,523 5
3 Louisville 3-0 1,511 3
4 Kentucky 3-1 1,410 1
5 Arizona 3-0 1,339 6
6 Duke 2-1 1,320 4
7 Oklahoma State 3-0 1,198 8
8 Ohio State 3-0 1,172 10
9 Syracuse 3-0 1,135 9
10 VCU 3-0 928 14
11 Memphis 1-0 871 13
12 Wisconsin 3-0 763 20
13 Gonzaga 3-0 710 15
14 Wichita State 4-0 705 16
14 Michigan 2-1 705 7
16 Florida 2-1 619 11
17 Oregon 2-0 613 18
18 Connecticut 4-0 600 19
19 New Mexico 2-0 353 22
20 Baylor 3-0 342 23
21 Iowa State 3-0 296 21
22 UCLA 2-0 291 24
23 Creighton 3-0 246 26
24 North Carolina 2-1 213 12
25 Marquette 2-1 144 17

Others receiving votes: Iowa 122, Indiana 109, Virginia 77, Harvard 72, Boise State 28, Belmont 18, Arizona State 13, Villanova 11, Xavier 10, Tennessee 9, Pittsburgh 7, Colorado 6, Missouri 5, Florida State 4, Minnesota 4, Saint Louis 4, Cincinnati 3, BYU 2, Indiana State 2, UMass 2, George Washington 1, Notre Dame 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK CHANGE HI/LOW*
1 Michigan State Spartans 3-0 789 22 2 1 1/2
2 Louisville Cardinals 3-0 761 8 3 1 2/3
3 Kansas Jayhawks 2-0 735 2 6 3 3/6
4 Arizona Wildcats 3-0 684 5 1 4/5
5 Kentucky Wildcats 3-1 658 1 4 1/5
6 Duke Blue Devils 2-1 630 4 2 4/6
7 Syracuse Orange 3-0 601 7 7/7
8 Ohio State Buckeyes 3-0 597 9 1 8/10
9 Oklahoma State Cowboys 3-0 541 12 3 9/12
10 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 3-0 443 14 4 10/15
11 Memphis Tigers 1-0 404 13 2 11/13
12 Gonzaga Bulldogs 3-0 381 15 3 12/15
13 Michigan Wolverines 2-1 362 8 5 8/13
14 Florida Gators 2-1 359 10 4 8/14
15 Wisconsin Badgers 3-0 332 19 4 15/21
16 Wichita State Shockers 4-0 330 16 16/16
17 Oregon Ducks 2-0 275 18 1 17/18
18 Connecticut Huskies 4-0 265 20 2 18/20
19 North Carolina Tar Heels 2-1 208 11 8 11/19
20 New Mexico Lobos 2-0 180 21 1 20/21
21 Baylor Bears 3-0 131 25 4 21/NR
22 Indiana Hoosiers 4-0 129 23 1 22/24
23 Creighton Bluejays 3-0 111 NR 23/NR
24 UCLA Bruins 2-0 105 24 23/24
25 Iowa Hawkeyes 4-0 74
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