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Runnin' Utes Steady at No. 14 in AP Poll

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Utah guard Delon Wright helped his team defeat UNLV this past weekend and remain steady at No. 14 in the AP Poll.
Utah guard Delon Wright helped his team defeat UNLV this past weekend and remain steady at No. 14 in the AP Poll.
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After turning Las Vegas into Win City, the Runnin' Utes (8-2) check in at No. 14 in this week's AP poll. Utah took out UNLV in the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday 59-46 to give them another solid win in a decent preseason schedule. Utah begins conference play in January.

Wichita State (8-1), a team the Utes defeated in Salt lake City has risen to No. 11, while Kansas is steady at No. 10. Pac-12 conference rival Washington jumped the Utes to No. 13 (up from 16 last week) with their 10-0 record after defeating now No. 19 Oklahoma in the same MGM Grand Showcase in which the Utes competed. The Utes and Huskies square off on Jan. 25 in the Jon M. Huntsman Center before finishing the conference season in what could be a huge clash in Seattle.

<h3>AP Top 25</h3>
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<th>Rank</th> <th>Team</th> <th>Record</th> <th>Pts</th> <th>Last Week</th>
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<td>1.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/kentucky-wildcats" class="sbn-auto-link">Kentucky Wildcats</a> (65)</td>
<td>12-0</td>
<td>1625</td>
<td>1</td>
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<td>2.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/duke-blue-devils" class="sbn-auto-link">Duke Blue Devils</a></td>
<td>10-0</td>
<td>1548</td>
<td>2</td>
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<td>3.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/arizona-wildcats" class="sbn-auto-link">Arizona Wildcats</a></td>
<td>12-0</td>
<td>1502</td>
<td>3</td>
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<td>4.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/louisville-cardinals" class="sbn-auto-link">Louisville Cardinals</a></td>
<td>10-0</td>
<td>1344</td>
<td>4</td>
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<td>5.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/virginia-cavaliers" class="sbn-auto-link">Virginia Cavaliers</a></td>
<td>11-0</td>
<td>1336</td>
<td>5</td>
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<td>6.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/wisconsin-badgers" class="sbn-auto-link">Wisconsin Badgers</a></td>
<td>10-1</td>
<td>1322</td>
<td>6</td>
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<td>7.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/villanova-wildcats" class="sbn-auto-link">Villanova Wildcats</a></td>
<td>11-0</td>
<td>1214</td>
<td>7</td>
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<td>8.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/gonzaga-bulldogs" class="sbn-auto-link">Gonzaga Bulldogs</a></td>
<td>12-1</td>
<td>1170</td>
<td>8</td>
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<td>9.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/texas-longhorns" class="sbn-auto-link">Texas Longhorns</a></td>
<td>10-1</td>
<td>1149</td>
<td>9</td>
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<td>10.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/kansas-jayhawks" class="sbn-auto-link">Kansas Jayhawks</a></td>
<td>9-1</td>
<td>1096</td>
<td>10</td>
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<td>11.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/wichita-st-shockers" class="sbn-auto-link">Wichita State Shockers</a></td>
<td>8-1</td>
<td>966</td>
<td>11</td>
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<td>12.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/iowa-st-cyclones" class="sbn-auto-link">Iowa State Cyclones</a></td>
<td>9-1</td>
<td>821</td>
<td>12</td>
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<td>13.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/washington-huskies" class="sbn-auto-link">Washington Huskies</a></td>
<td>10-0</td>
<td>798</td>
<td>13</td>
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<td>14.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/utah-utes" class="sbn-auto-link">Utah Utes</a></td>
<td>8-2</td>
<td>796</td>
<td>14</td>
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<td>15.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/maryland-terrapins" class="sbn-auto-link">Maryland Terrapins</a></td>
<td>11-1</td>
<td>678</td>
<td>15</td>
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<td>16.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/notre-dame-fighting-irish" class="sbn-auto-link">Notre Dame Fighting Irish</a></td>
<td>11-1</td>
<td>536</td>
<td>16</td>
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<td>17.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/st-john-s-red-storm" class="sbn-auto-link">St. John's Red Storm</a></td>
<td>9-2</td>
<td>517</td>
<td>17</td>
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<td>18.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/west-virginia-mountaineers" class="sbn-auto-link">West Virginia Mountaineers</a></td>
<td>10-1</td>
<td>464</td>
<td>18</td>
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<td>19.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/oklahoma-sooners" class="sbn-auto-link">Oklahoma Sooners</a></td>
<td>7-3</td>
<td>436</td>
<td>19</td>
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<td>20.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/north-carolina-tar-heels" class="sbn-auto-link">North Carolina Tar Heels</a></td>
<td>9-3</td>
<td>414</td>
<td>20</td>
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<td>21.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/ohio-st-buckeyes" class="sbn-auto-link">Ohio State Buckeyes</a></td>
<td>9-2</td>
<td>411</td>
<td>21</td>
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<td>22.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/baylor-bears" class="sbn-auto-link">Baylor Bears</a></td>
<td>9-1</td>
<td>203</td>
<td>22</td>
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<td>23.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/northern-iowa-panthers" class="sbn-auto-link">Northern Iowa Panthers</a></td>
<td>10-1</td>
<td>162</td>
<td>23</td>
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<td>24.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/colorado-st-rams" class="sbn-auto-link">Colorado State Rams</a></td>
<td>11-0</td>
<td>144</td>
<td>24</td>
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<td>25.</td>
<td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/tcu-horned-frogs" class="sbn-auto-link">TCU Horned Frogs</a></td>
<td>11-0</td>
<td>120</td>
<td>25</td>
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<td colspan="5"><strong>Others Receiving Votes</strong>: Georgetown 85, S. Diego St. 72, VCU 70, California 32, Miami (FL) 27, Arkansas 22, Indiana 11, Old Dominion 7, LSU 7, Florida 4, Penn St. 4, Seton Hall 3, Oklahoma St. 3, Butler 2, Minnesota 2, Davidson 1, Valparaiso 1</td>
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