Both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches college basketball polls moved the Arizona Wildcats to No. 2 after wins against Drexel and previously No. 6-ranked Duke this past week. Sean Miller's club earned two first-place votes in the AP ranking and one from the coaches.
Last week, the Wildcats were ranked fourth in the AP top-35 and third in the USA Today poll.
Arizona is behind likewise 7-0 club Michigan State after jumping Kansas and Kentucky in the AP poll. The Wildcats only needed to hop Kansas in the USA Today poll from a week ago, and were aided as the Jayhawks lost to a hot Villanova squad this week. UA simply put up a better case than the UK for the No. 2 slot.
Oregon has improved to 7-0 on the season and moved up to No. 13 in the nation. UCLA is the only other Pac-12 school in the top-25 and is ranked 18th.
A past opponent of the Wildcats, San Diego State, entered the top-25 at 24th with two top-25 wins against Creighton and Marquette. A future opponent, Michigan, comes in at No. 22. The Wildcats play the Wolverines on Dec. 14.
Associated Press Poll
|1||Michigan State (63)||7-0||1623||1|
|24||San Diego State||5-1||150|
|Others Receiving Votes: Indiana 74, Virginia 73, New Mexico 71, North Carolina 62, Florida State 40, Pittsburgh 36, Boise State 36, VCU 30, Charlotte 20, Creighton 17, Colorado 17, Missouri 16, Harvard 10, Illinois 10, Cincinnati 8, Ole Miss 3, George Washington 2, Saint Mary's 2, Xavier 1|
USA Today Coaches Poll
|1||Michigan State (31)||7-0||799||1|
|Others Receiving Votes: Virginia 42, New Mexico 36, San Diego State 35, VCU 35, Pittsburgh 33, Dayton 26, Boise State 21, Creighton 17, Saint Mary's 13, Florida State 10, Missouri 10, Colorado 8, Charlotte 6, Marquette 4, Notre Dame 2, George Washington 1|