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Wildcat Basketball ranked #4 in latest AP Poll

CREATED Dec 17, 2012

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Reporter: Jason Barr, Sports Director

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV/AP) - Arizona has earned a #4 ranking, the highest in the Sean Miller era. This is also the highest ranking for the basketball since the 2003-2004 season.
The Duke Blue Devils advanced one spot to replace Indiana at the top of The Associated Press' Top 25 on Monday, drawing closer to UCLA's record for most No. 1 rankings.
Indiana (9-1) held the top spot from the preseason poll through the first five weeks of the season. Butler beat the Hoosiers 88-86 in overtime Saturday. The Blue Devils (9-0), who were off last week, received 62 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.
This is the 123rd week Duke has been No. 1, 11 weeks behind UCLA.
Michigan (11-0), which received the other No. 1 votes, and Syracuse moved up one place each to second and third. They were followed in the top 10 by Arizona, Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State, Florida, Kansas and Illinois.

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