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Arizona moves up in AP rankings, ASU 3 spots out of top-25

Dec 12, 2022, 11:05 AM | Updated: 1:34 pm
Arizona players celebrate after a 3-point basket against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA ...

Arizona players celebrate after a 3-point basket against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

(AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

The Arizona Wildcats’ win over No. 14 Indiana on Saturday nudged the 8-1 team up one spot, to ninth, in The Associated Press rankings for men’s basketball.

Meanwhile in the poll updated on Monday, the Arizona State Sun Devils earned 39 points, putting them three spots outside the top-25.

ASU defeated SMU, 75-57, on Wednesday behind 22 points and seven rebounds from guard D.J. Horne.

The Sun Devils play the Creighton Blue Jays in Las Vegas on Monday. Creighton was ranked 21st last week and at one point was a top-10 squad but enters the day with four losses in a row: to Arizona, Texas, Nebraska and BYU.

Top-ranked Purdue moved up three spots in The Associated Press poll released on Monday, receiving 27 first-place votes from a 62-person media panel.

No. 2 Virginia received 19 first-place votes to move up a spot, No. 3 Connecticut received 15 and No. 6 Tennessee also got one.

Alabama and Houston rounded out the top five.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

College basketball rankings – AP Top 25 Poll

Record Pts Prv
1. Purdue (27) 10-0 1508 4
2. Virginia (19) 8-0 1476 3
3. UConn (15) 11-0 1466 5
4. Alabama 8-1 1326 8
5. Houston 9-1 1224 1
6. Tennessee (1) 9-1 1189 7
7. Texas 7-1 1173 2
8. Kansas 9-1 1165 6
9. Arizona 8-1 1096 10
10. Arkansas 9-1 1029 9
11. Baylor 7-2 881 12
12. Duke 10-2 840 15
13. Kentucky 7-2 688 16
14. Indiana 8-2 622 14
15. Gonzaga 7-3 621 18
16. UCLA 8-2 606 19
17. Mississippi St. 9-0 497 23
18. Illinois 7-3 487 17
19. Auburn 8-1 453 11
20. Maryland 8-2 414 13
21. TCU 8-1 270 24
22. Wisconsin 8-2 255
23. Ohio St. 7-2 209 25
24. Virginia Tech 10-1 109
25. Miami 10-1 100

Others receiving votes: Memphis 74, Coll of Charleston 64, Arizona St 39, Marquette 39, Iowa St. 39, UNLV 27, Xavier 26, Iowa 25, West Virginia 20, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 15, San Diego St. 14, Texas Tech 14, New Mexico 12, Utah 12, Creighton 11, Michigan St. 5, Utah St. 4, MVSU 4, Kansas St 2.

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