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AP Top 25: Ducks climb to No. 5 after dominating win over Arizona

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The Wildcats were No. 5 last week. The Ducks stole that ranking from them.

NCAA Basketball: Arizona at Oregon Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday afternoon, the Ducks applied a cheat code and shot 16-of-25 from 3-point range en route to a 85-58 win over No. 5 Arizona. That extended Oregon’s home winning streak to 40 games, which is now the longest active streak in the nation after Iowa State upset Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Ducks were rewarded handsomely in this week’s AP Top 25, climbing eight spots all the way up to No. 5 in the nation. That was the biggest jump from last week for any team in the top 25.

Gonzaga remains No. 1 and is still undefeated at 24-0. Villanova climbed two spots to No. 2. Kansas, despite losing at home, held onto their spot at No. 3. Louisville moved into the top five at No. 4.

As for the rest of the Pac-12, Arizona dropped down to No. 9 while UCLA moved up one spot to No. 10, giving the conference three teams in the top 10, which is the most in the nation. USC and California also received votes.

Here is the full AP Top 25:

Week 14 AP Top 25

# Team Points Prev
# Team Points Prev
1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (59) 1,619 1
2 Villanova Wildcats (6) 1,565 4
3 Kansas Jayhawks 1,446 3
4 Louisville Cardinals 1,411 6
5 Oregon Ducks 1,263 13
6 Baylor Bears 1,255 2
7 Wisconsin Badgers 1,232 10
8 North Carolina Tar Heels 1,145 12
9 Arizona Wildcats 1,136 5
10 UCLA Bruins 1,115 11
11 Cincinnati Bearcats 876 14
12 Virginia Cavaliers 875 9
13 West Virginia Mountaineers 861 7
14 Florida State Seminoles 839 15
15 Kentucky Wildcats 741 8
16 Purdue Boilermakers 537 23
17 Florida Gators 530 24
18 Duke Blue Devils 514 21
19 South Carolina Gamecocks 493 19
20 St. Mary's Gaels 468 18
21 Maryland Terrapins 326 17
22 Butler Bulldogs 285 16
23 Creighton Bluejays 207 22
24 Xavier Musketeers 144 -
25 SMU Mustangs 107 -
Others receiving votes: Wichita State 38, Southern Cal 35, Notre Dame 33, Northwestern 11, California 3, Iowa State 3, Monmouth (N.J.) 3, New Mexico State 3, VCU 3, Kansas State 1, Oklahoma State 1, Vermont 1