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Arizona still a top 10 team in the polls

Brandon Ashley

Brandon Ashley and Arizona will try to get back up in the polls next week. Photo by Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Wildcats stayed in the national top 10 following their home loss to unranked Cal, dropping two spots to No. 9 in both major polls.

Indiana remained No. 1 in the AP poll after splitting two games — losing at Illinois and winning at Ohio State. Duke became the new No. 1 in the USA Today coaches poll.

Arizona (20-3) trails two 19-3 teams they defeated in December, although the head-to-head results fade with importance as a larger body of work is considered. ACC-leading Miami moved to No. 3 in the AP poll, and Florida dropped from second to seventh.

This week’s extremes for Arizona: Three of the 65 AP voters have the Cats at No. 7, with the low vote coming from the Orange County Register’s Scott Reid, who placed UA at No. 18.

Arizona has been ranked in the top 10 for 13 consecutive weeks, the program’s longest such streak in a decade. The 2002-03 team was never lower than fourth in the AP poll.

Oregon is the only other Pac-12 team in the AP poll, coming in at No. 23. Here is a link to both polls.

Arizona plays at Colorado on Thursday (8 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).

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