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Arizona basketball moves up in AP poll

Sean Miller

Sean Miller’s Arizona team has been off since defeating Long Beach State on Nov. 19. Casey Sapio-US PRESSWIRE

The Arizona Wildcats inched up to No. 9 in the AP poll on Monday, although there is still a wide variety of opinion at this stage of the season.

Arizona was ranked as high on No. 4 by two voters and as low as 16th on a pair of the 65 ballots in the poll.

Those ranking the Cats the highest were Geoff Grammer of the Albuquerque Journal and Ed Graney of the Las Vegas-Review Journal. Grammer, a former high school sports editor of the Tucson Citizen, covers the New Mexico Lobos.

Arizona, which is 3-0 and gets back to action Wednesday night against Northern Arizona, was 10th in last week’s AP poll.

Indiana remains the No. 1 in the AP poll. Among Pac-12 teams, Colorado (5-0) is 19th and UCLA dropped out of the poll following its stunning home loss to Cal Poly on Sunday night.

The Mustangs were down by 18 points in the second half before rallying to win 70-68 against the then-No. 11 Bruins.

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