Arizona basketball: Wildcats out of top 10 for first time since Novemberby Anthony Gimino on Feb. 18, 2013, under Arizona basketball
The Arizona Wildcats dropped three spots in the major polls Monday following last week’s road split.
Arizona is 12th after losing at Colorado and then squeaking past Utah on Sunday.
The Cats (21-4 overall, 9-4 Pac-12) had been ranked in the top 10 for 12 consecutive weeks.
“Our team continues to make the same mistakes that we made two months ago, and we have to get better if we want to win the games we want to win down the stretch and have a chance to do something special in March,” coach Sean Miller said Sunday on his postgame show on 1290-AM (KCUB).
Indiana is No. 1 in both polls, followed by Miami and Gonzaga.
Oregon is the only other Pac-12 team in the polls; the league-leading Ducks (10-3) are 23rd in the AP poll and the USA Today coaches poll. Arizona is tied with UCLA for second place in the conference.
Arizona was rated as high as seventh among the 65 AP ballots and as low as 19th.