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Arizona inches up in basketball polls

Solomon Hill

Solomon Hill and the sixth-ranked Cats take on UCLA this Thursday. Photo by Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports

The Arizona Wildcats improved one spot in the both major polls Monday morning, slipping ahead of Indiana, which lost at home last week to Wisconsin.

Arizona (16-1 overall, 4-1 Pac-12) moved to sixth after its 71-54 victory at Arizona State on Saturday.

Duke went to No. 1 in AP poll, after top-ranked Louisville lost to Syracuse on Saturday. The Cardinals, at 16-2, dropped to fifth.

Arizona was as high as No. 2 among the 65 AP ballots, thanks to the vote from Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Wildcats were as low as No. 9 on three ballots. The full breakdown is here.

Oregon is the only other ranked Pac-12 team, checking in No. 16 in the AP poll. UCLA, which was 24th last week, dropped out of the polls following its home loss to the Ducks on Saturday.

UCLA plays at Arizona on Thursday night.

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