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AP Top 25: Oregon remains in top 10 after splitting LA road trip

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NCAA Basketball: Oregon at Southern California Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oregon Ducks dropped from their top five spot in last week’s AP Top 25, but not by much. In the latest edition of the weekly poll, Oregon checks in at No. 7 in the nation, remaining in the top 10 after splitting their road trip down to Los Angeles.

The Ducks lost to UCLA on Thursday, which was a tough pill to swallow considering they led by as many as 19 points. However, Oregon recovered and defeated USC at the Galen Center on Saturday in a contest that remained close for a while.

Arizona is now the top ranked team in the Pac-12 as they moved up from No. 9 to No. 5 overall. The Wildcats are also atop the conference with a 12-1 record in Pac-12 play.

UCLA is right between Arizona and Oregon at No. 6, moving up four spots after their win against the Ducks at home.

Like last week, those three teams are the only ones in the conference ranked in the top 25. USC received 16 votes, putting them just inside the top 30 in the poll if you include all the schools that received votes.

The top three teams in the nation are the same as last week with Gonzaga at No. 1, Villanova at No. 2 and Kansas at No. 3.

Here is this week’s full AP Top 25:

Week 15 AP Top 25

RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD Prev
RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD Prev
1 Gonzaga (60) 1,620 26-0 1
2 Villanova (5) 1,564 24-2 2
3 Kansas 1,493 22-3 3
4 Baylor 1,394 22-3 6
5 Arizona 1,301 23-3 9
6 UCLA 1,276 23-3 10
7 Oregon 1,229 22-4 5
8 Louisville 1,204 20-5 4
9 West Virginia 1,012 20-5 13
10 North Carolina 1,005 21-5 8
11 Wisconsin 868 21-4 7
12 Duke 857 20-5 18
13 Kentucky 854 20-5 15
14 Virginia 825 18-6 12
15 Florida 717 20-5 17
16 Purdue 682 20-5 16
17 Florida State 665 21-5 14
18 Cincinnati 634 22-3 11
19 SMU 415 22-4 25
20 Creighton 298 21-4 23
21 South Carolina 296 20-5 19
22 Saint Mary's (Cal) 269 22-3 20
23 Maryland 136 21-4 21
24 Butler 129 19-6 22
25 Notre Dame 122 19-7 NR
Others receiving votes: Wichita State 87, Xavier 72, Northwestern 60,Southern Cal 16, VCU 14, Dayton 4, Middle Tennessee 3, Monmouth 2, Oklahoma State 1, Vermont 1