After another tumultuous week around the sport of college basketball, which didn't really include Arizona, the Wildcats have moved up into the top ten of both national polls.
Here's a look at both of the top 25s:
AP Top 25
|1||Villanova Wildcats (45)||24-3||1,604|
|2||Kansas Jayhawks (20)||23-4||1,580|
|6||Michigan State Spartans||22-5||1,346|
|7||North Carolina Tar Heels||22-5||1,241|
|14||West Virginia Mountaineers||20-7||772|
|15||Duke Blue Devils||20-7||674|
|17||Iowa State Cyclones||19-8||616|
|21||Texas A&M Aggies||20-7||283|
|23||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||18-8||185|
|Others Receiving Votes: Dayton 80, Providence 48, California 34, Wichita St 33, Texas Tech 31, Wisconsin 27, Saint Joseph's 20, VCU 19, South Carolina 12, Hawaii 12, Saint Mary's 10, Valparaiso 3, Cincinnati 3, USC 2, San Diego State 2, UAB 1, Connecticut 1, Arkansas-Little Rock 1, Stephen F. Austin 1|
|Dropped: Dayton 15, Providence 23|
|Others Receiving Votes: South Carolina 47; Saint Mary's 42; Wichita State 32; Texas Tech 30; Pittsburgh 18; Wisconsin 15; California 11; St. Joseph?s 10; Seton Hall 6; Southern California 6; Virginia Commonwealth 6; Hawaii 3; LSU 3; Michigan 1; St. Bonaventure 1; San Diego State 1.|
|Dropped: South Carolina 23|
One nice thing for Arizona is that Utah has jumped up into the rankings ahead of this weekend's mountain trip. This puts three Pac-12 teams in the Top 25, which has been happening off and on for a month now.
AP voters have Arizona anywhere from 5th to 23rd, so that's fun.
Also in the Top 25 is Archie Miller's Dayton team. In similar fashion to Arizona, the Flyers have dealt with crucial injuries throughout the season, but have reached this point in the season with just five losses.
With three weeks left until Selection Sunday, it seems likely that all of these teams will lose again based on how the season has gone so far. It will be nice to see a single number in front of Arizona this week though as they take on Colorado and Utah.