After an 0-2 weekend in Los Angeles, the Arizona Wildcats have dropped in the rankings, but not as far as you might expect.
Arizona now sits at 18th in the AP poll and 16th in the Coaches' poll.
Here's a look at how both Top 25's shape up:
|1||Kansas Jayhawks (63)||14-1||1,621|
|2||Oklahoma Sooners (1)||13-1||1,551|
|4||Michigan State Spartans (1)||16-1||1,446|
|5||North Carolina Tar Heels||15-2||1,371|
|9||Duke Blue Devils||14-2||1,100|
|11||West Virginia Mountaineers||14-1||867|
|15||Texas A&M Aggies||13-2||668|
|17||Iowa State Cyclones||12-3||555|
|19||South Carolina Gamecocks||15-0||527|
|Others receiving votes: USC 79, Indiana 59, UCLA 21, Utah 10, Texas Tech 10, Saint Mary's 8, Wichita St 7, Valparaiso 6, Oregon 6, Hawaii 4, St Bonaventure 1, Oregon State 1, Akron 1, Dayton 1|
USA Today Coaches Poll
|Others Receiving Votes: Connecticut 34; Oregon 18; Southern California 16; UCLA 12; George Washington 11; California 9; Dayton 5; Houston 5; Valparaiso 5; Washington 3; Texas Tech 3; Cincinnati 2; Arkansas-Little Rock 2; Boise State 1; Hawaii 1; Utah 1; Saint Mary's 1.|
The Pac-12 continues its stranglehold on the "almost in the top 25" group, as USC, Oregon, UCLA, Cal, Washington and Utah are all knocking on the door. Even Oregon State has a vote in the AP Poll.
Arizona didn't fall nearly as far as I thought they would, but not based on just the two losses, but the news that Allonzo Trier will be out for at least the next month with a broken shooting hand. According to College Poll Tracker, Arizona is still on every AP ballot, anywhere between 12th and 25th.
Around the rest of the country, Kansas and Oklahoma are still 1-2, as it should be after that great game in Lawrence last Monday. The two play again in Norman on February 13th.
A lot of top teams lost last week, which also helps explain why Arizona didn't fall too far. It's going to be an interesting year in college basketball, as it feels like there really isn't a team or group of teams that stands out above the rest.