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Arizona drops out of AP Top 25 after loss at ASU

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 25 Arizona at Arizona State Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Arizona Wildcats’ return to the AP Top 25 was a short one.

The Wildcats, previously ranked 22nd, were dropped from the AP poll after Saturday’s 66-65 road loss to ASU in which they blew a 22-point lead.

This marks the second time in three weeks Arizona (13-6, 3-3) has been unranked. It received 55 votes, the second-most among teams outside the Top 25.

Oregon moved up a spot to No. 11 after a home sweep of the Los Angeles schools, and Colorado moved up three spots to No. 20 after a home sweep of the Washington schools.

Arizona ranks No. 10 in NET and No. 12 in KenPom, with the No. 11 offense and No. 31 defense in the country.

The Wildcats are winless on the road and have two more games away from McKale Center this weekend when they travel to Washington and Washington State.

Here is the full AP poll:

1. Baylor Bears

2. Gonzaga Bulldogs

3. Kansas Jayhawks

4. San Diego State Aztecs

5. Florida State Seminoles

6. Louisville Cardinals

7. Dayton Flyers

8. Villanova Wildcats

9. Duke Blue Devils

10. Seton Hall Pirates

11. Oregon Ducks

12. West Virginia Mountaineers

13. Kentucky Wildcats

14. Michigan State Spartans

15. Maryland Terrapins

16. Butler Bulldogs

17. Auburn Tigers

18. Iowa Hawkeyes

19. Illinois Fighting Illini

20. Colorado Buffaloes

21. Houston Cougars

22. LSU Tigers

23. Wichita State Shockers

24. Penn State Nittany Lions

25. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Others receiving votes: Creighton 59, Arizona 55, Texas Tech 33, Ohio State 16, Indiana 15, East Tennessee State 14, Northern Iowa 13, Memphis 11, USC 9, Rhode Island 6, Purdue 6, Florida 4, Arkansas 3, Saint Mary’s 3, Tulsa 3, SMU 3, Wisconsin 1, Akron 1, Harvard 1