Feb. 21, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. - The momentum of 23 wins and an eight-game win streak has propelled the University of Arizona men's basketball team into the top 10 in both national polls this week.
Arizona (23-4, 12-2 Pac-10) is ranked 10th in the Associated Press poll released today, receiving a total of 942 votes, and 10th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, garnering a total of 461 votes.
It is Arizona's first simultaneous appearance in the top-10 of both national polls since Jan. 8, 2007, when UA was ranked 10th by the media and eighth by the coaches.
Arizona has been ranked in five ranking periods this season, including the last four consecutive. It is the highest ranking for a Pac-10 team since Nov. 30, 2009, when Washington was ranked 10th in the coaches' poll. Additionally, it is the first time a Pac-10 team has been ranked in the top-10 by the AP since Jan. 12, 2009, when UCLA was slotted ninth.
The 10th-ranked Wildcats will next be in action on Thursday, Feb. 24, when the Wildcats travel to Los Angeles, Calif., to take on USC. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PST and will be televised by KWBA-TV and FCS Pacific.