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College basketball top 25 rankings: Arizona 4th, UCLA 8th, Oregon 9th

Three top ten teams.

NCAA Basketball: Pac-12 Conference Championship Arizona vs Oregon Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

There were a few bizarre changes in the top 25 prior to the NCAA Tournament. Not like anyone cares too much. A look at some of the changes.

4. Arizona Wildcats. Arizona didn’t get a one seed but is now ranked among the top four programs in the nation. Can the Wildcats make their way up to number one when all is said and done?

8. UCLA Bruins. UCLA took a bit of a bump down after dropping to Arizona in the Pac-12 tournament semifinal. Now the Bruins are looking to finish #1 for the first time in 20 year.s.

9. Oregon Ducks. Oregon slid down after losing in the Pac-12 tournament final, but they are still top ten caliber.

A look at the top 25.

Top 25 2017 rankings

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (59) 31-3 1,619
2 Gonzaga (6) 32-1 1,520
3 Kansas 28-4 1,479
4 Arizona 30-4 1,427
5 Kentucky 29-5 1,276
6 North Carolina 27-7 1,256
7 Duke 27-8 1,251
8 UCLA 29-4 1,208
9 Oregon 29-5 1,196
10 Louisville 24-8 983
11 SMU 30-4 953
12 Baylor 25-7 861
13 West Virginia 26-8 844
14 Notre Dame 25-9 684
15 Purdue 25-7 654
16 Florida State 25-8 570
17 Iowa State 23-10 562
18 Cincinnati 29-5 522
19 Wichita State 30-4 438
20 Florida 24-8 390
21 Butler 23-8 361
22 Saint Mary's 28-4 305
23 Michigan 24-11 254
24 Virginia 22-10 240
25 Wisconsin 25-9 153
Others receiving votes: Middle Tennessee 37, Minnesota 20, Rhode Island 13, Creighton 11, Oklahoma State 8, Iowa 8, Nevada 5, Princeton 5, Vermont 4, Virginia Tech 3, Seton Hall 2, VCU 1, Arkansas 1, Northwestern 1