UCLA returns to Associated Press top 25

UCLA’s emphatic win over Arizona State has pushed the Bruins back into the national top 25.

A 15-point victory convinced enough voters that Steve Alford’s team belonged at No. 25, tied with Oklahoma. UCLA is now just two spots behind Duke, a team that last month — then ranked No. 8 — defeated the Bruins by 17 points at Madison Square Garden.

No. 1 Arizona remains undefeated, and received all but four first-place votes. No. 21 Colorado is the Pac-12′s only other ranked team.

Oregon fell out of the poll from No. 17 after a 96-83 home loss to Cal. Both the Ducks and the Bears, who started 3-0 in conference play, received votes.

See the full AP poll below.

1. Arizona (61), 17-0
2. Syracuse (4), 16-0
3. Wisconsin, 16-0
4. Michigan State, 15-1
5. Wichita State, 17-0
6. Villanova, 15-1
7. Florida, 13-2
8. Iowa State, 14-1
9. Oklahoma State, 14-2
10. San Diego State, 14-1
11. Ohio State, 15-2
12. Baylor, 13-2
13. Kentucky, 12-3
14. Iowa, 14-3
15. Kansas, 11-4
16. Massachusetts, 14-1
17. Memphis, 12-3
18. Louisville, 14-3
19. Cincinnati, 15-2
20. Creighton, 14-2
21. Colorado, 14-3
22. Pittsburgh, 15-1
23. Duke, 12-4
24. Saint Louis, 15-2
25. Oklahoma, 13-3
25. UCLA, 13-3

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