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Arizona Wildcats basketball remains No. 3 in latest AP poll

Jan 24, 2022, 11:01 AM
Guard K.J. Simpson #2 of the Colorado Buffaloes watches as guard Pelle Larsson #3 of the Arizona Wi...
Guard K.J. Simpson #2 of the Colorado Buffaloes watches as guard Pelle Larsson #3 of the Arizona Wildcats during the second half of the NCAAB game at McKale Center on January 03, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona. The Arizona Wildcats won 76-55 against the Colorado Buffaloes. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)

The Arizona Wildcats remained the No. 3 team in the country in the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball rankings.

Arizona remained as the only team perfect in Pac-12 play with another two wins against conference opponents over the last week despite forward Azuolas Tubelis suffering an ankle injury in the 85-57 win over Stanford on Thursday.

He missed the 96-71 win over Cal on Sunday and is listed as day-to-day.

The Wildcats will be put to the test this week, as Arizona travels to Los Angeles on Tuesday to take on No. 9 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion, which will now allow fans to attend.

Arizona also hosts Arizona State on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

There’s a new No. 1 this week in Auburn following the Tigers’ over No. 12 Kentucky, marking the first time Charles Barkley’s alma mater has been ranked atop the college basketball world.

Gonzaga at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Arizona, No. 4 Baylor and No. 5 Kansas, rounded out the top five.

The Big Ten and Big East led all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Big 12 and SEC had four apiece.

The Pac-12 had three ranked teams, with the ACC, American Athletic, West Coast and Atlantic 10 notching one each.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

College basketball AP rankings

Record Pts Prv
1. Auburn 18-1 1504 2
2. Gonzaga 15-2 1475 1
3. Arizona 16-1 1381 3
4. Baylor 17-2 1335 5
5. Kansas 16-2 1281 7
6. Purdue 16-3 1119 4
7. UCLA 13-2 1116 9
7. Houston 17-2 1116 10
9. Duke 15-3 1017 6
10. Michigan State 15-3 979 14
11. Wisconsin 5-3-4 894 8
12. Kentucky 15-4 822 12
13. Texas Tech 15-4 766 18
14. Villanova 14-5 713 11
15. USC 16-2 711 16
16. Ohio State 12-4 584 19
17. Providence 16-2 542 21
18. Tennessee 13-5 419 24
19. LSU 15-4 399 13
20. Connecticut 13-4 284 25
21. Xavier 14-4 269 20
22. Marquette 14-6 177  –
23. Iowa State 14-5 167 15
24. Illinois 13-5 155 17
25. Davidson 16-2 132  –

Others receiving votes: BYU 120, Alabama 77, Texas 61, Colorado State 57, Florida State 50, Loyola Chicago 21, Oregon 19, Wake Forest 12, Murray State 10, Indiana 10, Iowa 8, TCU 6, Miami 4, Saint Mary’s 3, Boise State 3, Florida 3, Wyoming 2, Seton Hall 1, Iona 1

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