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College basketball rankings: Arizona passes UCLA

The Wildcats are back.

NCAA Basketball: Arizona at UCLA Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

7. Arizona Wildcats. After a slow start, Arizona has returned to form, whipping past USC and outscoring UCLA in Pauley to become one of the top contenders for the Pac-12 crown. Arizona had its hiccups in non-conference times, but now with Allonzo Trier back are they whole enough to wipe the map?

8. UCLA Bruins. UCLA has been the most impressive team in non-conference play, but its two losses place them in third in the Pac-12 so far. Will they be able to catch up with these crucial early defeats?

10. Oregon Ducks. Oregon is unstoppable at home and undefeated in Pac-12 play, which means their Saturday tilt with Arizona might give them the best chance at winning this conference. Oregon also has a weekday trip to UCLA which could prove equally crucial.

USC also received votes, although with a 3-4 Pac-12 record, their top 25 days might be over. Utah is coming on at 14-5, receiving one vote.

Full top 25 rankings are below.

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RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD PREV
RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD PREV
1 Villanova (35) 1591 19-1 1
2 Kansas (28) 1572 18-1 2
3 Gonzaga (2) 1471 19-0 4
4 Kentucky 1414 17-2 5
5 Baylor 1379 18-1 6
6 Florida State 1215 18-2 10
7 Arizona 1190 18-2 14
8 UCLA 1177 19-2 3
9 North Carolina 1171 18-3 9
10 Oregon 1035 18-2 11
11 Butler 914 17-3 13
12 Virginia 803 15-3 16
13 Louisville 796 16-4 12
14 Notre Dame 767 17-3 15
15 Wisconsin 746 16-3 17
16 Creighton 731 18-2 7
17 Duke 628 15-4 18
18 West Virginia 569 15-4 7
19 Cincinnati 478 17-2 20
20 Purdue 412 16-4 21
21 St. Mary's (Cal.) 290 17-2 23
22 Maryland 261 17-2 25
23 South Carolina 171 15-4 24
24 Xavier 146 14-5 22
25 Florida 47 14-5 19
Also Receiving Votes:  Kansas State (15-4) 41; SMU (17-4) 33; Northwestern (16-4) 28; UNC-Wilmington (19-2) 14; Iowa State (12-6) 12; Virginia Tech (15-4) 7; Southern California (17-4) 6; Dayton (15-4) 6; Illinois State (16-4) 1; Akron (16-3) 1; Utah (14-5) 1; Middle Tennessee (17-3) 1