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College basketball rankings: Arizona Wildcats move up to 11th in AP Poll

Slowly moving up

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As teams in front of them lose, the Arizona Wildcats are slowly climbing the polls.

Here's a look at this week's rankings, where Arizona moved up one spot in the AP Poll, but stayed at tenth in the Coaches Poll.

AP Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky Wildcats (59) 4-0 1,619
2 Maryland Terrapins (6) 3-0 1,518
3 Michigan State Spartans 3-0 1,448
4 Iowa State Cyclones 2-0 1,297
5 Kansas Jayhawks 1-1 1,243
6 Duke Blue Devils 4-1 1,238
7 Oklahoma Sooners 2-0 1,210
8 Villanova Wildcats 4-0 1,153
9 North Carolina Tar Heels 3-1 1,141
10 Gonzaga Bulldogs 2-0 1,138
11 Arizona Wildcats 4-0 970
12 Virginia Cavaliers 4-1 872
13 Indiana Hoosiers 3-0 846
14 California Golden Bears 3-0 746
15 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 5-0 724
16 Purdue Boilermakers 5-0 550
17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 3-0 480
18 Connecticut Huskies 3-0 432
19 Vanderbilt Commodores 3-0 431
20 Wichita State Shockers 2-1 423
21 Oregon Ducks 4-0 369
22 LSU Tigers 3-0 285
23 Xavier Musketeers 3-0 143
24 Cincinnati Bearcats 4-0 110
25 Texas A&M Aggies 4-0 100
25 SMU Mustangs 3-0 100
Also Receiving Votes: Utah 95, George Washington 85, Baylor 81, West Virginia 69, Butler 59, Louisville 40, Northern Iowa 23, Iowa 20, Dayton 18, Tulsa 17, Colorado State 13, Providence 8, Georgetown 4, Michigan 3, Valparaiso 2, Washington 1, Chattanooga 1
Dropped: Utah 16, Baylor 20, Butler 22, Michigan 24

Coaches' Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (28) 4-0 772
2 Maryland (3) 3-0 736
3 Duke 4-1 623
4 Michigan State 3-0 614
5 Iowa State 2-0 610
6 Oklahoma 2-0 561
7 Kansas 1-1 555
8 North Carolina 3-1 554
9 Villanova 4-0 552
10 Arizona 4-0 530
11 Gonzaga 2-0 492
12 Virginia 4-1 488
13 California 3-0 377
14 Indiana 3-0 327
15 Purdue 5-0 262
16 Vanderbilt 3-0 260
17 LSU 3-0 220
18 Notre Dame 3-0 218
19 Miami (FL) 5-0 216
20 Wichita St 2-1 200
21 Connecticut 3-0 164
22 West Virginia 3-0 145
23 Oregon 4-0 124
24 Cincinnati 4-0 82
25 Baylor 2-1 77
25 SMU 3-0 100
Also Receiving Votes: Utah 73, Louisville 51, Butler 47, Xavier 44, Texas A&M 41, Michigan 15, George Washington 12, Dayton 10, Tulsa 6, Washington 3, New Mexico 3, Iowa 3, Northern Iowa 3, Davidson 3, Georgetown 1, Colorado State 1
Dropped: Utah 16, Butler 20, Michigan 25

There's the potential to play No. 3/4 Michigan State on Sunday in Anaheim. The Wildcats could also get Providence on Friday. The Friars are receiving votes in the AP Poll, making them 37th in their rankings.

Either way, this is by far the toughest week Arizona has had to date, and will get the opportunity to prove themselves as national contenders over the Thanksgiving weekend.