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Oregon moves up to No. 5 in final AP Top 25 before Selection Sunday

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NCAA Basketball: Oregon at Oregon State Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

In the final AP Top 25 poll of the year before we find out what Oregon’s path in the NCAA tournament will look like, the Ducks check in at No. 5 in the nation, theoretically just outside of a No. 1 seed.

The top four teams in the nation remain unchanged from last week with Kansas at No. 1, Villanova at No. 2, UCLA at No. 3 and Gonzaga at No. 4.

Much of the top 10 looks similar from last week, with the biggest change among those teams only being a couple spots.

With Arizona holding their spot at No. 7, the Pac-12 finishes the regular season with three teams in the top 10. However, as it has been for much of the year, those are the only ranked teams in the conference. USC is still the only other Pac-12 school receiving votes.

The Pac-12 Tournament begins on Wednesday in Las Vegas. Oregon will play Thursday at Noon PT, facing the winner of Wednesday’s Arizona State/Stanford game. If they win that game, they'll face either Cal, Oregon State or Utah in the semifinals. And if they win that, they'll likely face either UCLA or Arizona in the finals. A tournament win over UCLA in the finals could propel the Ducks into a No. 1 seed.

Here is the full AP Top 25 this week:

Week 18 AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (59) 28-3 1,619
2 Villanova (2) 28-3 1,517
3 UCLA (3) 28-3 1,487
4 Gonzaga (1) 30-1 1,430
5 Oregon 27-4 1,364
6 North Carolina 26-6 1,291
7 Arizona 27-4 1,252
8 Kentucky 26-5 1,182
9 Baylor 25-6 1,084
10 Louisville 24-7 1,047
11 West Virginia 24-7 958
12 SMU 27-4 849
13 Purdue 25-6 839
14 Duke 23-8 667
15 Cincinnati 27-4 634
16 Florida State 24-7 631
17 Florida 24-7 617
18 Butler 23-7 538
19 Saint Mary's 27-3 456
20 Wichita State 30-4 401
21 Virginia 21-9 400
22 Notre Dame 23-8 394
23 Iowa State 20-10 147
24 Wisconsin 23-8 139
25 Maryland 24-7 47
Others Receiving Votes: Middle Tennessee (27-4) 28; Oklahoma State (20-11) 23; Minnesota (23-8) 22; Michigan (20-11) 16; Dayton (24-6) 11; Seton Hall (20-10) 9; Southern California (23-8) 6; Providence (20-11) 5; Vermont (27-5) 3; VCU (24-7) 2; Arkansas (23-8) 2; Wake Forest (18-12) 2; Miami (Fla.) (20-10) 2; Princeton (21-6) 1; Creighton (23-8) 1; UNC-Wilmington (28-5) 1; Michigan State (18-13) 1