Arizona up to No. 11 ahead of Los Angeles tripby Anthony Gimino on Feb. 25, 2013, under Sports
The Arizona Wildcats crept up to one spot to No. 11 in the major basketball polls Monday morning.
Arizona (23-4) is coming off a home sweep of Washington and Washington State.
The Wildcats were as high as No. 6 on two of the 65 ballots in the AP media poll. There was a wide range of opinion on UA, though, with two voters picking the Cats as low as 18th.
Arizona, which is tied for first place in the Pac-12 with Oregon at 11-4, plays at USC on Wednesday night, followed by a Saturday night game at UCLA. The Bruins enter the week a half-game back of the league leaders with a 10-4 conference mark.
In terms of NCAA Tournament projections updated Monday, Arizona is a No. 2 seed from Jerry Palm at CBSSports.com. It would be fun if his bracket turned out to be right, with Arizona looking at a possible second game against Pitt, coach Sean Miller’s alma mater.