In a not-shocking-at-all development, the Arizona Wildcats did not move anywhere in the two major college basketball polls this week.
Most teams played one game at most this week, and Arizona’s was a shellacking of an underwhelming New Mexico Lobos squad.
AP Top 25
As for the rest of the conference, the Oregon Ducks drop one spot to 21st, while the USC Trojans are up a spot to 22nd. USC is still undefeated, and open Pac-12 play at Oregon on Wednesday. That’s a big-time weekend right away with the L.A. schools going to Oregon to celebrate the New Year.
There are no Pac-12 teams in the “others receiving votes” category for the AP Poll, but Arizona’s Friday opponent, the California Golden Bears, are essentially 32nd in the Coaches poll. Colorado is also receiving votes.
Arizona’s non-conference schedule ends with two ranked teams having been played, and both of those games were losses for the Wildcats. No real resume-boosting wins at this point, which is unfortunate. Luckily, the top third of the Pac-12 appears to be really good, so those wins could mean just as much come March when seeding is at stake.