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College basketball rankings: Arizona 18th in AP, Coaches polls

The Wildcats climbed one more spot

NCAA Basketball: Texas A&M vs Arizona Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

After another unscathed week, the Arizona Wildcats moved up one more spot in both the AP and Coaches polls this week.

The Wildcats are now 18th, leapfrogging South Carolina. The Gamecocks dropped a close contest to Seton Hall in Madison Square Garden this week.

Here’s a look at the full AP Poll:

AP Top 25

RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS
1 Villanova (56) 11-0 1,614 1
2 UCLA (3) 12-0 1,514 2
3 Kansas 10-1 1,450 3
4 Baylor (6) 11-0 1,439 4
5 Duke 10-1 1,385 5
6 Kentucky 10-1 1,337 6
7 Gonzaga 11-0 1,211 8
8 North Carolina 10-2 1,170 7
9 Creighton 11-0 1,058 10
10 Louisville 10-1 1,044 11
11 West Virginia 9-1 937 12
12 Virginia 9-1 886 13
13 Butler 10-1 821 18
14 Wisconsin 10-2 781 14
15 Purdue 9-2 754 15
16 Indiana 8-2 719 9
17 Xavier 9-2 542 17
18 Arizona 10-2 501 19
19 Saint Mary's (Calif.) 8-1 389 20
20 Oregon 10-2 299 22
21 Florida State 11-1 290 23
22 South Carolina 9-1 218 16
23 Southern California 10-0 212 24
24 Cincinnati 9-2 202 25
25 Notre Dame 9-2 188 21
Also Receiving Votes: Florida 48, Virginia Tech 40, Maryland 27, Seton Hall 15, Oklahoma State 8, Valparaiso 7, Minnesota 6, Miami 5, Northwestern 4, Iowa State 1, Clemson 1, Kansas State 1, Loyola (CHI) 1

The top six of the AP Poll has remained the exact same for three weeks now. The UCLA Bruins remain at No. 2 behind defending National Champs Villanova. As far as the rest of the Pac-12, the Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans are both ranked as well. USC and UCLA are two of the six remaining undefeated teams left in the country.

Another one of those undefeated teams is past Arizona opponent Gonzaga, who improved to 11-0 this year and moved up to 7th in the rankings. The Wildcats’ other loss, Butler, moved up five spots in the polls after beating Indiana in Indianapolis.

Cal and Colorado are not receiving votes in the AP Poll, but are 35th and T-38th respectively in the Coaches Poll.


Arizona returns to the floor on Tuesday night when they host the New Mexico Lobos. That game is scheduled to tip-off at 7 PM MT and will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.