Wildcats drop to No. 12 in both major polls

2013-02-18T11:52:00Z 2013-02-18T13:41:31Z Wildcats drop to No. 12 in both major pollsBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 18, 2013 11:52 am  • 

The Arizona Wildcats have dropped to No. 12 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls after their loss at Colorado and close call at Utah over the weekend.

Oregon, first place in the Pac-12 at 10-3, is the conference's only other ranked team at No. 23. 

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The Wildcats also dropped to No. 10 in the RPI and are No. 18 in the Sagarin ratings, suggesting they are somewhere in the 3-5 range for an NCAA tournament seed.

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Cal AD Sandy Barbour says Mike Montgomery's shove of Allen Crabbe was "unacceptable," and Montgomery issued an apologetic statement.

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Crabbe, meanwhile, was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second week in a row.

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John Gasaway ranks Brandon Ashley No. 21 on his list of the Top 25 freshmen in college basketball.

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Tad Boyle says Colorado is "not done" after losing to ASU.

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