AP Top 25: UCLA moves up, Arizona stumbles after chaotic weekend
After a chaotic weekend among the ranked programs in college basketball, UCLA moved up two spots to No. 5 in the latest AP Top 25.
The Bruins (16-2, 7-0 Pac-12) are the Pac-12’s highest-ranked team for the second week in a row, and after Arizona was upset by Oregon over the weekend, the Bruins are the Pac-12’s only representative in the top 10. The Wildcats (15-3, 4-3 Pac-12) dropped two spots to No. 11.
Arizona was one of 11 different ranked teams to lose on Saturday, which tied an AP poll record for a single day that has stood for more than a decade.
Arizona State, despite a 15-3 record overall and a 6-1 record in Pac-12 play, remains unranked. The Sun Devils are in the ‘receiving votes’ category and only three spots out of the top 25.
Here’s the latest media poll, which was released on Monday (first-place votes are in parenthesis):
- Houston (34)
- Kansas (23)
- Purdue (3)
- Iowa State
- Kansas State
Receiving votes: North Carolina State 111, Saint Mary’s 106, Arizona State 79, New Mexico 67, Illinois 61, San Diego State 44, Michigan State 29, Duke 24, Wisconsin 14, Creighton 9, Kent State 8, Boise State 6, Texas A&M 5, Ohio State 3, Missouri 3, VCU 2, Iowa 2, North Carolina 1