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NCAA Basketball: Kansas rises, Duke, Kentucky, and Texas Tech fall in latest top-25 power ranking

After many big-time NCAA Basketball matchups, where do blue bloods like Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky end up in the latest power rankings?

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7. Arizona Wildcats - 16-5 (7-3 Pac-12)

After splitting the Oregon road trip, Arizona looked to get back home and maintain a lead in the Pac-12 standings. They’re lone opponent before Sunday was Cal, a team whose record doesn’t indicate how well they’ve been playing as of late. They’ve become a spoiler of sorts in the league, particularly to those on the bubble.

The Wildcats don’t have to worry about its resume but they do have to be careful of continuing losses to bring them down a couple of seed lines for the NCAA Tournament. To the favorites' credit, they didn’t take the Bears for granted and got out to a big lead early, up by 20 points at halftime. 

The final score was 91-65, led by 22 points and 13 rebounds from Oumar Ballo. Keshad Johnson had 15 points, while KJ Lewis finished with 14 off the bench. The defense held the Bears to just 37% shooting from the field, along with a 47-26 rebound advantage.

Arizona has a trio of games this week, starting with a matchup with Stanford at home on Sunday. After that is the dreaded road trip of Utah and Colorado, two bubble teams who could use a big signature win. Can the Wildcats get the rare road sweep against them?