Arizona Wildcats cling to Top 25 rankingsby Anthony Gimino on Nov. 14, 2010, under Sports
Arizona hasn’t looked like a ranked team in the past two weeks, but not even consecutive losses to Stanford and USC has booted the Wildcats from the Top 25 polls.
The Wildcats are 7-3 overall and 4-3 in the Pac-10 following the 24-21 loss to the visiting Trojans on Saturday night.
This is Arizona’s 10th consecutive week in the AP poll, the fifth longest steak in school history.
Last week, Javier Morales of WildAboutAZCats.com — one of our partners in the TucsonCitizen.com Sports Network — broke down the longer AP streaks for us:
- 39 consecutive weeks: In the Desert Swarm era, from the start of the 1993 season to five weeks into 1995.
- 20: During the entire 1998 season (when the Cats finished 12-1 and ranked No. 4) and four weeks into 1999.
- 15: The entire 1975 season, from the preseason poll to the final poll, peaking at No. 11 after starting 8-1.
- 13: After starting 2-0 through the end of the 1986 season, the last for Larry Smith at Arizona.