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College basketball rankings: Arizona falls to 16th in coaches, 18th in AP polls

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Arizona is still ranked in the teens

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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:

AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas Jayhawks (63) 14-1 1,621
2 Oklahoma Sooners (1) 13-1 1,551
3 Maryland Terrapins 15-1 1,472
4 Michigan State Spartans (1) 16-1 1,446
5 North Carolina Tar Heels 15-2 1,371
6 Villanova Wildcats 14-2 1,246
7 Xavier Musketeers 14-1 1,200
8 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 13-1 1,139
9 Duke Blue Devils 14-2 1,100
10 SMU Mustangs 15-0 1,040
11 West Virginia Mountaineers 14-1 867
12 Providence Friars 14-2 862
13 Virginia Cavaliers 12-3 818
14 Kentucky Wildcats 12-3 698
15 Texas A&M Aggies 13-2 668
16 Iowa Hawkeyes 12-3 656
17 Iowa State Cyclones 12-3 555
18 Arizona Wildcats 13-3 537
19 South Carolina Gamecocks 15-0 527
20 Pittsburgh Panthers 14-1 334
21 Louisville Cardinals 13-3 330
22 Baylor Bears 12-3 325
23 Butler Bulldogs 12-4 302
24 Purdue Boilermakers 14-3 145
25 Gonzaga Bulldogs 13-3 101
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

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (32) 14-1 800
2 Oklahoma 13-1 743
3 Maryland 15-1 742
4 Michigan St 16-1 694
5 North Carolina 15-2 673
6 Duke 14-2 596
7 Villanova 14-2 557
8 Xavier 14-1 555
9 Miami-Florida 13-1 551
10 West Virginia 14-1 477
11 Virginia 12-3 426
12 Providence 14-2 400
13 Kentucky 12-3 393
14 Texas A&M 13-2 383
15 South Carolina 15-0 361
16 Arizona 13-3 337
17 Pittsburgh 14-1 263
18 Iowa St. 12-3 253
19 Iowa 12-3 226
20 Louisville 13-3 205
21 Gonzaga 13-3 173
22 Baylor 12-3 156
23 Butler 12-4 147
24 Purdue 14-3 122
25 Indiana 14-3 38
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.