Despite a 77-69 loss to California on Sunday, the Arizona Wildcats dropped only two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 poll to No. 9.

Losses by other ranked teams may have helped: Indiana, Florida, Michigan and Kansas were all among the teams who lost over the previous week.

Indiana remained No. 1 despite losing at Illinois, followed by Duke, Miami, Michigan, Gonzaga, Syracuse, Florida, Michigan State, Arizona and Kansas State.

The Wildcats (20-3, 8-3) have beaten both Miami and Florida.

Arizona also fell to No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.

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Arizona dropped to No. 7 in the RPI and No. 14 in the Sagarin power ratings. ESPN's power rankings, which noted that Sabatino Chen "says hello" on Thursday in Colorado, have the Wildcats at No. 9.

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CBSSports's updated NCAA tournament bracket dropped UA to a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region, though the Wildcats would still play their first weekend in Salt Lake City.

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Posted some notes after last night's game on the previous blog lthread if you missed them... and a lot of frustration expressed on the previous discussion thread.

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We've got a chat going at noon if anyone is interested.