Arizona falls to No. 19 in AP Top 25

It’s no secret that the Arizona Wildcats have had a tumultuous week and it’s affected the team’s ranking.

First, Arizona guard Allonzo Trier was ruled ineligible due to testing positive for a banned substance and then the bombshell report dropped that Wildcats coach Sean Miller allegedly paid star forward Deandre Ayton $100,000 to attend the school.

With controversy swirling around the school, Arizona lost to Oregon last week without Miller on the sideline. As a result, Arizona dropped five spots in the latest Associated Press top 25.

The Wildcats (22-7) are ranked No. 19 in week 17’s top 25.

Associated Press Men’s Basketball Top 25 Poll

  1. Virginia
  2. Michigan State
  3. Xavier
  4. Villanova
  5. Duke
  6. Kansas
  7. Gonzaga
  8. Purdue
  9. North Carolina
  10. Cincinnati
  11. Wichita State
  12. Texas Tech
  13. Ohio State
  14. Auburn
  15. Michigan
  16. Tennessee
  17. Rhode Island
  18. Clemson
  19. Arizona
  20. West Virginia
  21. Nevada
  22. St. Mary’s (CA)
  23. Kentucky
  24. Middle Tennessee
  25. Houston

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