After a 94-82 in Tempe over the weekend, the Arizona Wildcats have moved up one spot in both of the major national polls.
Arizona now sits at 7th in the AP Poll, and 6th in the Coaches Poll.
Here's a look at how the Top 25's shake out:
|1||Kansas Jayhawks (44)||12-1||1,598|
|2||Oklahoma Sooners (21)||12-0||1,574|
|5||Michigan State Spartans||14-1||1,400|
|6||North Carolina Tar Heels||13-2||1,275|
|13||Iowa State Cyclones||11-2||844|
|14||Duke Blue Devils||12-2||830|
|17||West Virginia Mountaineers||12-1||558|
|21||Texas A&M Aggies||11-2||420|
|22||South Carolina Gamecocks||13-0||286|
|Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 61, California 54, Texas Tech 40, George Washington 38, Saint Mary's 23, Baylor 22, Oregon State 4, Colorado 4, Seton Hall 4, Saint Joseph's 3, Wichita St 3, Utah 3, Cincinnati 2, Indiana 2, Michigan 2, Akron 1, Oregon 1|
USA Today Coaches Poll
|5||Michigan St (1)||14-1||676||1|
|Others Receiving Votes: California 52; Dayton 28; George Washington 23; Cincinnati 19; Saint Mary's 18; Texas Tech 17; Vanderbilt 6; Oregon 6; Utah 5; Indiana 5; Colorado 4; Oregon State 3; Southern California 2; Houston 2.|
After a weekend of upsets from around the conference, Arizona is now the only Pac-12 team that is ranked.
Oklahoma and Kansas play each other on Monday night, so that'll be fun to see a game between the top-two teams in the country.
Arizona past opponents Providence and Gonzaga remain ranked, and some are wondering why Providence isn't in front of the Wildcats.
Zero sense. Providence should be ranked ahead of Arizona. https://t.co/fAOJevdCLL— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 4, 2016
That's all well and good if rankings were based off one-game samples. But there have been many more games outside of just that one meeting this year for both teams, and Arizona has been the better team as a whole:
Look at how Providence barely beat Rider and Bryant at home and tell me that it's somehow indefensible to rank them 11th— David Potts (@dpottzzz) January 4, 2016
According to College Poll Tracker, Arizona is ranked as high as 6th and as low as 17th on AP voter ballots. The guy who has Arizona 17th is Charleston, SC's Aaron Brenner, and his ballot is a dumpster fire anyway.
The Wildcats are back in action on Thursday, as they open the L.A. trip with the UCLA Bruins at 7 PM MST on ESPN2.