clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Arizona back in Top 25 after beating Texas A&M, Alabama

New, 6 comments

Meanwhile, ASU is in the Top 5

Alabama v Arizona Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona Wildcats are back in the Top 25.

After beating then-No. 7 Texas A&M and Alabama this week, the Wildcats check in at No. 23 in the latest AP Poll.

Arizona (7-3) has won four straight since its three-game losing skid in the Bahamas, and hits the road to take on the New Mexico Lobos in Albuquerque this weekend.

Here is the full AP Poll:

AP Poll

rank team points previous
rank team points previous
1 Villanova (41) 1,598 4
2 Michigan State (19) 1,561 3
3 Wichita State 1,402 6
4 Duke 1,362 1
5 Arizona State (5) 1,316 16
6 Miami 1,272 10
7 North Carolina 1,237 11
8 Kentucky 1,227 8
9 Texas A&M 1,072 7
10 Xavier 1,044 13
11 West Virginia 972 18
12 Gonzaga 805 12
13 Kansas 760 2
14 TCU 718 20
15 Seton Hall 704 19
16 Virginia 690 15
17 Purdue 568 21
18 Notre Dame 564 9
19 Florida State 452 NR
20 Tennessee 342 24
21 Baylor 281 23
22 Florida State 261 5
23 Arizona 252 NR
24 Texas Tech 191 NR
25 Cincinnati 145 17

The Arizona State Sun Devils check in all the way at ... No. 5.

ASU is in the Top 10 for the first time since 1981 and it is well-deserved. ASU beat then-No. 2 Kansas in Phog Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday to improve to 9-0, and it has wins over Xavier, Kansas State, St. John’s, and San Diego State.

ASU even received five first-place votes.

The Sun Devils will likely be undefeated when they open Pac-12 play at Arizona, as their last three non-conference games are at home against Vanderbilt, Longwood, and Damon Stoudamire’s Pacific team.

Arizona and ASU are No. 23 and No. 6 in the Coaches Poll, respectively.

Dec. 30 should be fun.


Follow Ryan Kelapire on Twitter at @RKelapire