Arizona moves up multiple spots in latest AP Top 25 poll after win over Utah
Arizona moved up three spots to No. 16 in the AP Top 25, released on Sunday.
The Wildcats beat Utah 42-18 on Saturday to move to 8-3 on the season. Doing so bumped the Wildcats up to their highest spot in an AP poll since Sept. 20, 2015.
Arizona has enjoyed roaring success this season, Jedd Fisch’s third atop the program. Saturday’s win over Utah gave Arizona its first five-game winning streak in conference play since 1998. It was also the program’s fourth win over a team ranked in the AP poll (at the time of the game).
Yet, curiously, Arizona sits one spot behind Oregon State in the latest poll. The Beavers sit at No. 15 despite having the same record as Arizona, one fewer ranked win, and a head-to-head loss to the Wildcats. If Fisch needs any additional motivation for the upcoming week, perhaps he can draw on that.
He might not need to, though. Arizona heads to Tempe on Saturday for the Territorial Cup, looking to win its second straight over the Sun Devils. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.
The rest of the AP Top 25 for the week can be found below, with first-place votes in parentheses:
- Georgia (61)
- Ohio State (1)
- Florida State
- Penn State
- Ole Miss
- Oregon State
- Notre Dame
- Kansas State
- Oklahoma State
- James Madison
Others receiving votes: Utah 69, NC State 66, UNLV 56, SMU 49, North Carolina 26, Clemson 20, Kansas 7, Fresno St. 6, New Mexico St. 3, UCLA 1, Miami (Ohio) 1, Texas A&M 1