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:
|2||Michigan State (19)||1,561||3|
|5||Arizona State (5)||1,316||16|
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.
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