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Arizona falls in AP Poll entering Pac-12 play

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The Arizona Wildcats were off last week but still dropped a spot in the latest AP Poll that was released Monday. Arizona (10-3) will enter Saturday’s Pac-12 opener vs. Arizona State as the No. 25 team in the country.

Oregon (4) is the only other Pac-12 team in the Top 25. Washington, previously No. 21, dropped out after losing to Houston in Hawaii. Colorado is knocking at the door with 74 votes, the most among non-ranked teams.

KenPom ranks Arizona as the No. 16 team in the country, with the No. 12 offense and No. 44 defense.

Here is the full AP Top 25:

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

Others receiving votes: Colorado 74, Xavier 58, DePaul 47, Washington 40, Northern Iowa 32, Utah State 30, Saint Mary’s 28, Marquette 27, Arkansas 19, Purdue 12, Georgetown 10, Creighton 10, Indiana 5, Houston 4, St. John’s 3, Virginia Tech 3, East Tennessee State 2, Seton Hall 2, BYU 2, Stanford 1, Yale 1, Florida 1