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Arizona Wildcats drop a spot in AP poll after two close calls

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Sean Miller’s team is one of four unbeaten teams in the nation, joining Duke, Michigan and Wyoming. Photo by Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Wildcats fell one spot to fourth in the AP men’s basketball poll after a controversial finish against Colorado and an unexpected close call against Utah last week.

Arizona (14-0) fell behind Louisville (13-1), which moved into the No. 3 spot. Duke and Michigan continue to hold down the top positions in the AP poll.

The Cats remained third in the USA Today coaches poll.

Arizona, which is the only Pac-12 team in either poll, was ranked as high as No. 2 among the 65 AP ballots, thanks to Scott Reid of the Orange County Register. The Cats were as low as No. 8 on one ballot, that coming from Jason Franchuk of the Provo (Utah) Daily Herald.

Arizona next plays at Oregon on Thursday night.

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