After a tough, one-point loss at Cal on Saturday, the Arizona Wildcats dropped slightly in the polls:
The are now 18th in the AP voting, and 15th in the coaches.
Here's a look at both top 25s:
AP Top 25 Poll
|1||Oklahoma Sooners (36)||16-2||1592|
|2||North Carolina Tar Heels (29)||19-2||1586|
|5||Texas A&M Aggies||17-2||1332|
|9||West Virginia Mountaineers||16-3||1105|
|12||Michigan State Spartans||17-4||869|
|14||Iowa State Cyclones||15-4||792|
|22||Wichita State Shockers||14-5||151|
|24||Duke Blue Devils||15-5||145|
|25||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||14-5||136|
|Others Receiving Votes: Dayton 77, South Carolina 74, St. Mary's 42, Pittsburgh 38, USC 27, Butler 26, Clemson 18, VCU 17, Valparaiso 9, Hawaii 9, Utah 5, Connecticut 5, UAB 4, Chattanooga 2, Navy 1, Colorado 1, Grand Canyon 1, Michigan 1|
USA Today Coaches Poll
|1||North Carolina (23)||18-2||791|
|Others Receiving Votes: Dayton 49; Saint Mary's 31; Clemson 30; Notre Dame 20; Gonzaga 17; Butler 15; Southern California 14; Connecticut 11; California 10; Michigan 10; Washington 7; Valparaiso 6; Virginia Commonwealth 6; LSU 6; Arkansas-Little Rock 5; Alabama at Birmingham 4; Utah 4; Monmouth 3; Texas 3; St. Joseph's 2; Oregon State 1.|
Oregon replaces USC as the only other Pac-12 team ranked, as the Ducks had a great weekend before coming to Tucson on Thursday, and the Trojans were unable to win a road game.
The AP poll has a really interesting name in that "others receiving votes" category, and that is Grand Canyon. Dan Majerle has the Antelopes making some serious noise in Phoenix, and may be the best basketball team in that area, including the Suns.
Arizona was not ranked in five AP ballots, and is still ranked as high as 11th by Graham Couch, who has the Wildcats one spot ahead of the team he covers, Michigan State. 15 voters had them in their final position, 18th.
The Wildcats are back in action Thursday night at 7 PM MT, taking on Oregon in what will be a "stripe out" game, and arguably the biggest home game of the year.