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Arizona drops to 24th in AP Top 25 after losing to St. John’s

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NCAA Basketball: St. John at Arizona Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Wildcats are still ranked after their loss to St. John’s. Barely.

The Wildcats dropped eight spots, from 16th to 24th, in the latest AP poll. It’s their lowest ranking since they opened the season at No. 21.

Losers of three of its last four, Arizona is off till its Pac-12 opener vs. ASU on Jan. 4 and there is no guarantee it will be ranked when it returns to the court, as a new version of the AP poll will be released on Dec. 30.

As far as how the Wildcats stand in other rankings, they are No. 14 in KenPom and No. 19 in NET.

Below is how the full AP Top 25 shakes out. Gonzaga is the new No. 1 while Oregon (6) and Washington (21) are the other schools representing the Pac-12. Colorado just missed out.

  1. Gonzaga Bulldogs
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes
  3. Louisville Cardinals
  4. Duke Blue Devils
  5. Kansas Jayhawks
  6. Oregon Ducks
  7. Baylor Bears
  8. Auburn Tigers
  9. Memphis Tigers
  10. Villanova Wildcats
  11. Michigan Wolverines
  12. Butler Bulldogs
  13. Maryland Terrapins
  14. Michigan State Spartans
  15. San Diego State Aztecs
  16. Virginia Cavaliers
  17. Florida State Seminoles
  18. Dayton Flyers
  19. Kentucky Wildcats
  20. Penn State Nittany Lions
  21. Washington Huskies
  22. West Virginia Mountaineers
  23. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  24. Arizona Wildcats
  25. Iowa Hawkeyes

Others receiving votes: Wichita State 112, Colorado 79, Xavier 68, DePaul 54, Indiana 45, Liberty 40, Utah State 36, Saint Mary’s 29, Marquette 28, Tennessee 24, Northern Iowa 23, Creighton 12, Purdue 11, Georgetown 9, Stanford 7, BYU 4, St. John’s 4, Virginia Tech 3, Seton Hall 2, East Tennessee State 1, Yale 1