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College basketball rankings: Arizona moves up to 16th in AP, Coaches Polls

The Wildcats move up one more spot

NCAA Basketball: Colorado at Arizona Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

It seems like this is the case every week, but the Arizona Wildcats have moved up exactly one spot in the major polls.

Arizona is now 16th in the AP poll and in the Coaches poll. Here’s a look at the full AP Top 25:

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

This is the first time in program history that the Baylor Bears have been ranked No. 1 in the men’s basketball polls.

Arizona actually jumped over two teams this week (Wisconsin and Virginia), but the Butler Bulldogs moved back ahead of the Wildcats after defeating last week’s No. 1 team, Villanova.

Across the rest of the Pac-12, the UCLA Bruins are still at No. 4, the Oregon Ducks are at 13, and the USC Trojans are 25th. Cal is still receiving votes in the coaches poll (31st), but not the AP poll.

Up next, the Wildcats only face the Arizona State Sun Devils over the next week. ASU will travel down to Tucson, looking for a win. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 PM MT.