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Arizona rises to No. 15 in the AP Poll

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The Wildcats move up four spots after sweeping the Bay Area schools

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

The Arizona Wildcats have jumped four spots in the AP Top 25 after sweeping the Bay Area schools last week.

Arizona (24-7, 14-4 Pac-12) now sits at No. 15 in the polls heading into the postseason.

Here is the new AP Poll in its entirety:

  1. Virginia Cavaliers (65)
  2. Villanova Wildcats
  3. Xavier Musketeers
  4. Michigan State Spartans
  5. Duke Blue Devils
  6. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  7. Michigan Wolverines
  8. Cincinnati Bearcats
  9. Kansas Jayhawks
  10. Purdue Boilermakers
  11. Wichita State Shockers
  12. North Carolina Tar Heels
  13. Tennessee Volunteers
  14. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  15. Arizona Wildcats
  16. Auburn Tigers
  17. Ohio State Buckeyes
  18. West Virginia Mountaineers
  19. Clemson Tigers
  20. Saint Mary’s Gaels
  21. Houston Cougars
  22. Nevada Wolf Pack
  23. Florida Gators
  24. Miami Hurricanes
  25. Rhode Island Rams

Arizona begins Pac-12 Tournament play on Thursday when it will face either Arizona State or Colorado in the quarterfinals at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Wildcats remain the only ranked team in the Pac-12.


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