Arizona moves up to No. 12 in latest AP poll

Jan 18, 2016, 1:00 PM
Arizona guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright (0) gets by Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu (2) during a...
Arizona guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright (0) gets by Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu (2) during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
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The Arizona Wildcats jumped six spots in the latest Associated Press poll following a pair of wins over the Washington schools this past weekend.

The Wildcats moved up from No. 18 to No. 12 after defeating Washington 99-67 on Thursday and Washington State 90-66 on Saturday to improve to 15-3 and 3-2 in the Pac-12.

Arizona moved five spots from No.16 to No. 11 in the USA Today coaches’ poll.

With the wins, the Wildcats move into a four-way tie for third place in the conference with Colorado, Oregon and Stanford. USC and Washington are tied for the conference lead with a 4-1 record. 

The Trojans cracked the Top 25 for the first time this season after defeating UCLA 89-75.  USC is ranked No. 21 in the AP poll and No. 25 in the coaches’ poll.

USC and Arizona are the lone Pac-12 representatives in both polls. Utah and Oregon received some votes in the AP poll while Oregon, Washington and California had votes in the coaches’ poll.

Arizona will travel to the Bay Area this weekend for games on Thursday against Stanford and on Saturday against California.

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