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Arizona rises to No. 12 in latest AP Poll, overtakes Oregon as top-ranked team in Pac-12

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The Arizona Wildcats have overtaken the Oregon Ducks as the highest-ranked team in the Pac-12.

The Wildcats (9-0) jumped from 14th to 12th in the latest AP Poll after beating Pepperdine, Penn, and Wake Forest to win the Wooden Legacy tournament.

The Ducks (6-2) dropped two spots from 11th to 13th after suffering a pair of losses in Battle 4 Atlantis. If you are wondering why they did not fall further, it’s because they lost to No. 9 Gonzaga and No. 7 North Carolina by a combined five points.

The Colorado Buffaloes (20) and the Washington Huskies (22) remain ranked and each rose a spot in the latest poll.

Arizona faces the Baylor Bears in Waco on Saturday, and they are currently ranked 18th.

Here is how the full AP Top 25 shakes out:

  1. Louisville Cardinals
  2. Kansas Jayhawks
  3. Maryland Terrapins
  4. Michigan Wolverines
  5. Virginia Cavaliers
  6. Ohio State Buckeyes
  7. North Carolina Tar Heels
  8. Kentucky Wildcats
  9. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  10. Duke Blue Devils
  11. Michigan State Spartans
  12. Arizona Wildcats
  13. Oregon Ducks
  14. Auburn Tigers
  15. Memphis Tigers
  16. Seton Hall Pirates
  17. Florida State Seminoles
  18. Baylor Bears
  19. Dayton Flyers
  20. Colorado Buffaloes
  21. Tennessee Volunteers
  22. Washington Huskies
  23. Villanova Wildcats
  24. Butler Bulldogs
  25. Utah State Aggies