Arizona Wildcats basketball remains No. 3 in latest AP poll
Jan 24, 2022, 11:01 AM
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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
|10. Michigan State||15-3||979||14|
|13. Texas Tech||15-4||766||18|
|16. Ohio State||12-4||584||19|
|23. Iowa State||14-5||167||15|
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