College Basketball Rankings, Week 3: Cal Bears Move Up, Arizona Wildcats Fall

The California Golden Bears rise in this week's polls while the Arizona Wildcats are hanging on at the back end of the college polls.

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NCAA Basketball Rankings Week 3: Cal Bears Move To No. 20 In AP Poll

The Week 3 AP Top 25 Poll is out, and the North Carolina Tar Heels are also the No. 1 team in the country in this poll. The next five teams remain the same with Kentucky, Ohio State, Connecticut, Syracuse and Duke taking those spots for another week.

Florida lost to Ohio State and moved to No. 10, a three-spot drop. The Pittsburgh Panthers tumbled down eight spots after losing to Long Beach State. The Mississippi St. Bulldogs were the only new team to enter the poll this week. They defeated Texas A&M and upset the Arizona Wildcats.

The 'Cats are barely holding onto a spot, checking in at No. 23 this week. Meanwhile, Pac-12 conference mate Cal has moved to No. 20.

Cincinnati fell out of the Top 25 after being No. 20 last week. A loss to the Presbyterian Blue Hose will do that. Cleveland State is next in line to make the top 25, gaining 94 votes this past week.

RK TEAM REC PREV
1 North Carolina (62)  3-0 1
2 Kentucky 4-0 2
3 Ohio State (1)  3-0 3
4 Connecticut (2)  4-0 4
5 Syracuse 4-0 5
6 Duke 4-0 6
7 Louisville 3-0 8
8 Memphis 1-0 10
9 Baylor 3-0 11
10 Florida 2-1 7
11 Wisconsin 3-0 14
12 Xavier 3-0 13
13 Alabama 5-0 16
14 Kansas 1-1 12
15 Michigan 3-0 17
16 Marquette 4-0 21
17 Pittsburgh 2-1 9
18 Vanderbilt 3-1 18
19 Gonzaga 3-0 22
20 California 3-0 23
21 Missouri 3-0 24
22 Florida State 4-0 25
23 Arizona 4-1 15
24 Mississippi State 4-1 NR
25 Texas A&M 3-1 19

 

Others receiving votes: Cleveland State 94, Michigan State 58, Creighton 48, Cincinnati 30, Washington 27, UNLV 23, Villanova 18, Temple 14, San Diego State 12, Saint Mary's 9, Oregon State 7, Kent State 7, Belmont 6, Saint Louis 6, Purdue 4, New Mexico State 4, Notre Dame 4, Long Beach State 4, Texas 4, Harvard 3, Illinois 2, Georgetown 2, Middle Tennessee 2, Minnesota 1, Marshall 1, West Virginia 1

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College Basketball Rankings: North Carolina Remains No. 1; California Golden Bears Move To No. 18

The Pac-12 and the Mountain West conferences continue to have small impact on the Coaches Top 25 poll.

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