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College basketball rankings: Arizona 12th in Coaches poll, 13th in AP

Crawling back towards the top ten.

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

After a nice comeback win against the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, the Arizona Wildcats made some small progress in returning to the top ten in the college basketball rankings.

The Wildcats find themselves 12th in the latest coaches poll, and 13th in the AP. Here are the full rankings for both:

Coaches:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan State Spartans (26) 9-0 765
2 Iowa State Cyclones (2) 6-0 668
3 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-1 631
4 Kentucky Wildcats 7-1 626
5 Duke Blue Devils 8-1 620
6 Villanova Wildcats (2) 7-0 615
7 Kansas Jayhawks 6-1 613
8 Oklahoma Sooners 5-0 603
9 Maryland Terrapins (1) 7-1 602
10 Virginia Cavaliers 7-1 503
11 Purdue Boilermakers 8-0 490
12 Arizona Wildcats 7-1 407
13 Xavier Musketeers 8-0 399
14 West Virginia Mountaineers 7-0 371
15 Baylor Bears 6-1 248
16 Vanderbilt Commodores 6-2 242
17 Gonzaga Bulldogs 5-2 233
18 Providence Friars 8-1 230
19 Louisville Cardinals 6-1 199
20 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 7-1 198
21 Butler Bulldogs 6-1 179
22 Cincinnati Bearcats 8-1 151
23 Oregon Ducks 6-1 116
24 Utah Utes 7-1 63
25 Texas A&M Aggies 7-2 58
Also Receiving Votes: Syracuse 47, Connecticut 39, UNLV 33, South Carolina 29, Dayton 20, George Washington 17, Pittsburgh 12, Saint Mary's 11, Iowa 7, Davidson 6, Georgetown 6, UCLA 5, California 4, Florida 3, Indiana 2, LSU 2, Colorado 1, Kansas State 1
Dropped Out: No. 19 Syracuse

AP:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan State (62) 9-0 1,617
2 Kansas (1) 6-1 1,442
3 North Carolina (2) 7-1 1,425
4 Iowa State 6-0 1,347
5 Kentucky 7-1 1,325
6 Maryland 7-1 1,299
7 Oklahoma 5-0 1,283
8 Duke 8-1 1,243
9 Villanova 7-0 1,230
10 Virginia 7-1 1,003
11 Purdue 8-0 997
12 Xavier 8-0 930
13 Arizona 7-1 811
14 West Virginia 7-0 615
15 Providence 8-1 548
16 Baylor 6-1 488
17 Miami (FL) 7-1 469
18 Butler 6-1 416
19 SMU 6-0 413
20 Gonzaga 5-2 399
21 Vanderbilt 6-2 377
22 Louisville 6-1 373
23 Cincinnati 8-1 331
24 Oregon 6-1 241
25 Utah 7-1 108
Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut 82, Syracuse 78, Texas A&M 69, George Washington 60, UNLV 40, UCLA 19, South Carolina 15, Dayton 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, Georgetown 4, Florida 4, Pittsburgh 3, Iowa 3, Northwestern 2, Indiana 2, Notre Dame 1, Navy 1
Dropped Out: Syracuse 14, Texas A&M 18

Thanks to their win combined with an Oregon loss to UNLV, the Wildcats are once again the highest-ranked team in the Pac-12. Oregon and Utah are both hanging on in the top 25, and UCLA now has votes after beating last week's No. 1 team Kentucky.

Arizona is still ahead of Providence in both polls, which is weird, since the Friars were a much better team than the Wildcats in their meeting when Kris Dunn was on the floor. And Michigan State is now the consensus No. 1 team, making that missed opportunity to play them in Anaheim a little more frustrating.

Next Saturday, Arizona hosts UNLV on the same night as the New Mexico Bowl. There is a chance that the Runnin' Rebels will come in as a ranked team, as they are hanging out just short of the top 25 right now, at 28th and 30th in votes. That is the last decent non-conference team Arizona plays this year, so it will be imperative to get a big win.