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Arizona drops out of AP Top 25 after being swept in Oregon

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No. 20 Colorado is coming to McKale on Saturday

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The Arizona Wildcats were swept in Oregon for the first time since 2006, and now they are unranked for the first time this season.

Arizona (11-5, 1-2 Pac-12) was unsurprisingly dropped from 24th to the “others receiving votes” category in the latest AP poll that was released Monday. It’s Arizona’s first time being outside the Top 25 since the end of the 2018-19 season.

The Wildcats received 20 votes, making them the No. 33 team in the country. Arizona ranks considerably higher in other metrics. KenPom, which is all based on UA’s efficiency numbers and strength of schedule, pegs the Wildcats as the No. 18 team in the country, with the No. 13 offense and No. 44 defense.

Arizona is also ranked 18th in NET, the official NCAA metric that is determined by game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency, and the quality of wins and losses.

The Wildcats host Utah and Colorado on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. The Buffaloes check in at No. 20 in the country. Oregon jumped one spot to No. 8.

Stanford, Washington, USC and Oregon State are receiving votes.

Here is the full AP poll:

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

Others receiving votes: Iowa 88, Stanford 77, Arkansas 65, Indiana 50, Virginia 41, Penn State 36, LSU 30, Arizona 20, Wisconsin 19, Liberty 11, Northern Iowa 10, Purdue 10, Duquesne 9, Washington 9, TCU 8, Rutgers 8, Virginia Tech 5, Oregon State 4, Houston 4, BYU 3, East Tennessee State 2, Saint Mary’s 1, Harvard 1, Akron 1, USC 1