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Arizona moves up one spot to #19 ranking in AP Top 25 poll

Posted: 5:40 PM, Dec 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-13 00:41:10Z
 
Villanova remains on top of The Associated Press college basketball poll while Southern Cal makes its first appearance this season. Florida State returned to the rankings.
 
The Wildcats (10-0) received 56 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel to stay No. 1 for a second straight week.
 
The top 11 teams remained the same from last week, with UCLA (10-0) second with three first-place votes.
 
Florida dropped out from 21st after losing to Duke and Florida State. Iowa State, which was 25th, lost to Iowa last week and also dropped out of the rankings. The Cyclones had been ranked for 61 consecutive polls, the third-longest active streak behind Kansas (148) and Arizona (84).
 
Kansas was third followed by Baylor (8-0), which got the other six first-place votes, Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Indiana, Creighton and Louisville.
 
The Arizona Wildcats move up to 19th after defeating UC Irvine and Missouri last weekend. They host Grand Canyon on Wednesday.