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Arizona Wildcats take a dive in latest polls

Utah guard Brandon Taylor (11) and Arizona guard Gabe York (1)fight for the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Utah defeated Arizona 70-64. (AP Photo/George Frey)

The Arizona Wildcats dropped nine spots in the Associated Press poll following losses to Colorado and Utah this past weekend.

The Wildcats (22-7) fell from No. 9 to No. 18 after a 75-72 loss to Colorado and Saturday’s 70-64 loss to Utah.

Arizona dropped six spots in the USA Today Coaches Poll, from No. 10 to No. 16, while Utah jumped 10 spots from No. 23 to No. 13 in the same poll.

Utah had a similar jump in the AP poll, jumping nine spots from No. 22 to No. 13 while Oregon cracked the top 10 by moving up four spots from No. 13 to No. 9. The Ducks are also in the top 10 in the coaches poll after moving up three spots from No. 13 to No. 10.

California moved into the Top 25 in both polls, sitting at No. 25 with wins UCLA and USC over the weekend.

California will travel to Tucson on Thursday and then head to Arizona State on Saturday.

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