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Arizona Wildcats Move Up to Sixth in Both Polls

Jan 12, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Nick Johnson (13) is fouled by Oregon State Beavers guard Challe Barton (4) as he drives to the basket during the second half of the game at Gill Coliseum. Arizona won the game 80-70. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

After their 17 point victory over state rival Arizona State, the Arizona Wildcats moved up to sixth in both the Coaches and Associated Press Poll.

The Wildcats are joined by only one other Pac-12 school in the rankings, Oregon, who comes in at 16 (AP) and 19 (Coaches).  At 16-1, Arizona takes on the Los Angeles schools this week, where they will see if their success against ASU can be built upon.

UCLA, who was ranked last week, dropped out after their loss to Oregon over the weekend.  UA and UCLA will play on Thursday at McKale in a White Out game which will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

The top five, though jumbled in both polls, still have the same five teams. Those consist of: Duke (1 AP,1 Coaches), Michigan (2,3), Kansas (3,2), Syracuse (3,4), Louisville (5,5).

Topics: Arizona Wildcats, College Basketball

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