Oregon men’s basketball ranked No. 13 in latest AP poll

After Oregon’s come-from-behind victory against Illinois, the Ducks sit at No. 13 in the latest AP poll, released on Monday.

The Ducks, up two spots from last week’s rankings, are one of 11 teams still undefeated who are ranked in the top-25.

Oregon received 834 votes, 54 less than No. 12 ranked Baylor and 42 ahead of No. 14 North Carolina.

The Ducks improved their record to 9-0 with Saturday’s 71-64 win over the Fighting Illini at the Moda Center in Portland. Joseph Young and Mike Moser were two of five Ducks to reach double-figures as Oregon used a 30-14 run over the final 13 minutes to win the game and remain undefeated.

Oregon has a chance to improve in next week’s rankings with home games against UC Irvine and BYU this week.

Arizona retained its No. 1 ranking with a big-time win over the Michigan Wolverines in an extremely hostile environment. Nick Johnson made six free throws over the final 25 seconds to lead the Wildcats to victory.

Only three Pac-12 teams are ranked in the top 25 with Colorado coming in at No. 20 while UCLA received 69 votes and sits just one spot out of the top 25.

The top eight teams remained the same with North Carolina making the biggest jump, up four spots after the Tar Heels’ 82-77 win over Kentucky. Likewise, the Wildcats fell eight spots and are now ranked No. 19 in the county while Massachusetts is the only newcomer in this week’s poll, checking in at No. 22.

Here is the complete AP top 10 for week six (first-place vote in parentheses):

1. Arizona (63), Pac-12, Record: 11-0, Previous Ranking: 1

2. Syracuse (2), ACC, 10-0, PV Rank, 2

3. Ohio State, Big Ten, 10-0, PV Rank: 3

4. Wisconsin, Big Ten, 12-0, PV Rank: 4

5. Michigan State, Big Ten, 8-1, PV Rank: 5

6. Louisville, American Athletic Conference (AAC), 9-1, PV Rank: 6

7. Oklahoma State, Big 12, 9-1, PV Rank: 7

T-8. Duke, ACC, 7-2, PV Rank: 8

T-8. Villanova, Big East, 10-0, PV Rank: 10

10. Connecticut, AAC, 9-0, PV Rank: 9

You can view the entire AP top 25 here.

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