The Arizona Wildcats received five points in this week’s AP poll, all those coming courtesy of Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He ranks Arizona at 21, but does not include Arizona State on his ballot.
Fittipaldo also was the only one of the 60 voters who ranked UA in the preseason poll.
Arizona’s Thursday night opponent, Oklahoma State, is ranked ninth.
Arizona State remained on the fringe of the poll, first among others receiving votes. USC, after its call against Minnesota, winning 19-17, dropped out of the poll after being ranked No. 23.
Here’s the full AP poll and the USA Today coaches poll, in which Arizona receives 28 points. The coaches poll does not reveal individual ballots, so we don’t know which coaches are giving the Cats some love.