TUCSON, AZ – Following their tough loss to then No. 19 Tennessee, Arizona Basketball has fallen to No. 9 in the latest AP Top 25 poll.
We are quickly moving along in the 2021-22 season, and following another busy week of Arizona Basketball action, the Wildcats saw more movement in the AP Top 25 poll.
Just last week we saw Arizona move up to No. 6 following their wins over Northern Colorado and Cal Baptist the week prior, which was their highest ranking in three years.
However, as we’ve seen time and time again, college basketball is an ever-changing and challenging game, and after starting the season 11-0 (1-0), the Cats seemed overdue for a setback.
Entering last week as the No. 6 team in the country, Arizona lost to then No. 19 ranked Tennessee by four points on the road, so naturally, the Wildcats seemed destined to fall in the latest AP Top 25 rankings.
Making news via social media on Monday afternoon, it was announced that the Wildcats fell to No. 9, while UCLA remained at No. 5, and USC moved up to No. 7.
With Arizona Basketball falling to No. 9, their road ahead could be a challenging one as they hope to climb back up the rankings.
This week has already been a unique one for Arizona as the games against UCLA and USC were postponed. As a result, the Wildcats then used their newfound break to move up the game against Washington to January 3.
Unfortunately, it looks like there could be some more movement to the schedule too as Colorado recently had to postpone their games against the Oregon schools.
With this much uncertainty to the Wildcats schedule, that could potentially be challenging for the Wildcats to stay fresh and prepared as they look to continue to strengthen their resume.
Either way here’s to hoping the Wildcats can respond in a big way and continue to climb up the rankings!