After losing a home series to Washington and having lost five games in the past two weeks, the Arizona Wildcats surprisingly gained a spot in Tuesday's ESPN.com/ USA Softball Collegiate Top 25.

The UA (21-9) moved up one spot, to No. 21.

Oklahoma remained No. 1, with Arizona State placing second.

The Wildcats travel to Utah for a three-game series that starts Thursday.

ESPN.com/ USA Softball Collegiate Top 25

1. Oklahoma (17)

2. Arizona State (1)

3. Florida

4. Cal

5. Tennessee

6. Missouri

7. Alabama

8. Texas

9. Texas A&M

10. Oregon

11. Louisville

12. LSU

13. Michigan

14. UCLA

15. Washington

16. Baylor

17. Stanford

18. Tulsa

19. Nebraska

20. Kentucky

21. Arizona

22. Hawaii

23. Georgia

24. Virginia Tech

25. South Alabama

Patrick Finley's

ballot

1. Oklahoma

2. Arizona State

3. Florida

4. Cal

5, Missouri

6. Alabama

7. Tennessee

8. Texas A&M

9. Texas

10. Oregon

11. LSU

12. Louisville

13. Michigan

14. UCLA

15. Baylor

16. Washington

17. Hawaii

18. Stanford

19. Tulsa

20. Georgia

21. South Alabama

22. Nebraska

23. Kentucky

24. Arizona

25. Virginia Tech

(First-place votes in parentheses)

Up next

• What: Arizona at Utah, three-game series

• When: 5 p.m. Thursday; 5 p.m. Friday; noon Saturday