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College basketball top 25: UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, USC ranked after conference play

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NCAA Basketball: UCLA at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

2nd: UCLA Bruins (3 first place votes). UCLA appears to have their best team since their last Final Four appearance in 2008. The Bruins have perhaps close to the best offense in college basketball, and have proven they can beat good teams from anywhere. Now the conference tests begin.

18th: Arizona Wildcats. Arizona has been injured so much all season it’s hard to get an accurate assessment of their capabilities. But right now you have to figure that they have huge upside if they can get everyone back in position.

21st: Oregon Ducks. Oregon lost to the two best teams on their schedule but are still quite the threat to win the Pac-12. We’ll see what they’re capable of when they face off with UCLA in the opening week.

22nd: USC Trojans. USC went undefeated in non-conference play, but went relatively unchallenged aside from narrow wins over SMU and Texas A&M. Still, going undefeated in conference play is an accomplishment!

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RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (56) 12-0 1,614
2 UCLA (3) 13-0 1,518
3 Kansas 11-1 1,461
4 Baylor (6) 12-0 1,458
5 Duke 12-1 1,375
6 Louisville 11-1 1,260
7 Gonzaga 12-0 1,222
8 Kentucky 10-2 1,171
9 North Carolina 11-2 1,113
10 Creighton 12-0 1,049
11 West Virginia 11-1 933
12 Virginia 10-1 892
13 Butler 11-1 837
14 Wisconsin 11-2 772
15 Purdue 11-2 745
16 Indiana 10-2 709
17 Xavier 10-2 548
18 Arizona 11-2 512
19 Saint Mary's 10-1 407
20 Florida State 12-1 326
21 Oregon 11-2 321
22 USC 13-0 248
23 Cincinnati 10-2 207
24 Notre Dame 10-2 204
25 Florida 9-3 76
Others receiving votes: Maryland 40, Virginia Tech 37, Seton Hall 18, Clemson 12, Minnesota 8, Miami 8, Oklahoma State 7, Northwestern 5, South Carolina 4, UNC Wilmington 3, Arkansas 3, Iowa State 2 CBB Top 25 Christmas 2016