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College basketball rankings: Arizona remains 18th in AP and Coaches polls

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No movement this week

New Mexico v Arizona Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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.

So, the Wildcats remain 18th in both the AP and Coaches Polls. Here’s a look at the full AP poll:

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (59) 28-3 1,619
2 Villanova (2) 28-3 1,517
3 UCLA (3) 28-3 1,487
4 Gonzaga (1) 30-1 1,430
5 Oregon 27-4 1,364
6 North Carolina 26-6 1,291
7 Arizona 27-4 1,252
8 Kentucky 26-5 1,182
9 Baylor 25-6 1,084
10 Louisville 24-7 1,047
11 West Virginia 24-7 958
12 SMU 27-4 849
13 Purdue 25-6 839
14 Duke 23-8 667
15 Cincinnati 27-4 634
16 Florida State 24-7 631
17 Florida 24-7 617
18 Butler 23-7 538
19 Saint Mary's 27-3 456
20 Wichita State 30-4 401
21 Virginia 21-9 400
22 Notre Dame 23-8 394
23 Iowa State 20-10 147
24 Wisconsin 23-8 139
25 Maryland 24-7 47
Others Receiving Votes: Middle Tennessee (27-4) 28; Oklahoma State (20-11) 23; Minnesota (23-8) 22; Michigan (20-11) 16; Dayton (24-6) 11; Seton Hall (20-10) 9; Southern California (23-8) 6; Providence (20-11) 5; Vermont (27-5) 3; VCU (24-7) 2; Arkansas (23-8) 2; Wake Forest (18-12) 2; Miami (Fla.) (20-10) 2; Princeton (21-6) 1; Creighton (23-8) 1; UNC-Wilmington (28-5) 1; Michigan State (18-13) 1

The top five remain unchanged, with the Louisville Cardinals taking a jump up thanks to a win over Kentucky. It’s still the Villanova Wildcats on top, with Pac-12 foe UCLA Bruins in the No. 2 slot.

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.