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Back in the Top 10: Utah Climbs to No 9 in Polls

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After sweeping the Northern California schools, the Runnin' Utes climbed two spots in the AP Poll to No. 9. Utah also advanced a single spot to No. 9 in the Coaches Poll. If seeding in the NCAA Tournament were to follow the rankings, that would make Utah the top three-seed and just on the edge of a two seed.

Last night, Utah finished the NoCal sweep with a 76-61 win over a very determined and well-coached Cal squad. Freshman center Jakob Poeltl finished the game with 18 points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots. It was Poeltl's best game of the season and a glimpse of the dominating player he could become in another season or two.


AP Poll USA Today
Coaches Poll
Team Record
1 1 Kentucky Wildcats (65) 25-0
2 3 Virginia Cavaliers 23-1
3 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 26-1
4 5 Duke Blue Devils 22-3
5 4 Wisconsin Badgers 23-2
6 6 Villanova Wildcats 23-2
7 7 Arizona Wildcats 22-3
8 8 Kansas Jayhawks 21-4
9 9 Utah Utes 20-4
10 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 22-4
11 11 Northern Iowa Panthers 24-2
12 12 Louisville Cardinals 20-5
13 13 Wichita State Shockers 23-3
14 14 Iowa State Cyclones 18-6
15 16 North Carolina Tar Heels 18-7
16 15 Maryland Terrapins 21-5
17 17 Oklahoma Sooners 17-8
18 17 Arkansas Razorbacks 20-5
19 19 Butler Bulldogs 18-7
20 20 Baylor Bears 18-7
21 21 SMU Mustangs 21-5
22 24 Oklahoma State Cowboys 17-8
23 22 West Virginia Mountaineers 19-6
24 23 Ohio State Buckeyes 19-7
25 NR
Virginia Commonwealth Rams
19-6
Others Receiving Votes: Iowa 38, Providence 26, Texas 25, S.F. Austin 22, Cincinnati 21, Murray St. 20, Indiana 13, Rhode Island 12, Georgetown 9, Texas A&M 7, Temple 6, Old Dominion 3, Mississippi 3, Harvard 2, S. Diego St. 2, Xavier 2, Valparaiso 1