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Runnin' Utes Rise to No. 11 in AP Poll

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The Runnin' Utes (18-4, 8-2) basketball team got some momentum from their demolition of both USC and Colorado and moved back up the rankings to No. 11. The Utes are on a two-game winning streak, both on the road, and fresh off a 79-51 dismantling of the Buffaloes in Boulder.

Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak's red jacket retained its rivalry magic, and the Runnin' Utes elevated to No. 11 in this week's AP Poll.
Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak's red jacket retained its rivalry magic, and the Runnin' Utes elevated to No. 11 in this week's AP Poll.
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The Runnin' Utes (18-4, 8-2) basketball team got some momentum from their demolition of both USC and Colorado and moved back up the rankings to No. 11. Conference rival Arizona (20-3, 8-2) sits at No. 7 after their surprising loss to Arizona State.

The Utes are on a two-game winning streak, both on the road, and fresh off a 79-51 dismantling of the Buffaloes in Boulder. Utah point guard Brandon Taylor burned up the nets for 18 points on 6-of-9 from downtown. While Taylor led the barrage, he wasn't the only Utah player bombing away from the outside. As a team, the Utes shot 13-of-22 from behind the three-point arc (59.1 percent).

The Utes will be hosting Stanford and California this week in the Jon M. Huntsman Center, starting with the Cardinal on Thursday at 7 p.m. MT.

<h3>AP Top 25</h3>
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<th>Rank</th> <th>Team</th> <th>Record</th> <th>Pts</th> <th>Last</th>
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<td>1</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/kentucky-wildcats">Kentucky Wildcats</a> (65)</td>
<td>23-0</td>
<td>1625</td>
<td>1</td>
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<td>2</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/virginia-cavaliers">Virginia Cavaliers</a></td>
<td>21-1</td>
<td>1518</td>
<td>2</td>
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<td>3</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/gonzaga-bulldogs">Gonzaga Bulldogs</a></td>
<td>25-1</td>
<td>1486</td>
<td>3</td>
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<td>4</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/duke-blue-devils">Duke Blue Devils</a></td>
<td>20-3</td>
<td>1450</td>
<td>4</td>
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<td>5</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/wisconsin-badgers">Wisconsin Badgers</a></td>
<td>21-2</td>
<td>1385</td>
<td>5</td>
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<td>6</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/villanova-wildcats">Villanova Wildcats</a></td>
<td>21-2</td>
<td>1294</td>
<td>6</td>
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<td>7</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/arizona-wildcats">Arizona Wildcats</a></td>
<td>20-3</td>
<td>1185</td>
<td>7</td>
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<td>8</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/kansas-jayhawks">Kansas Jayhawks</a></td>
<td>19-4</td>
<td>1171</td>
<td>8</td>
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<td>9</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/louisville-cardinals">Louisville Cardinals</a></td>
<td>19-4</td>
<td>1120</td>
<td>9</td>
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<td>10</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/notre-dame-fighting-irish">Notre Dame Fighting Irish</a></td>
<td>21-4</td>
<td>948</td>
<td>10</td>
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<td>11</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/utah-utes">Utah Utes</a></td>
<td>18-4</td>
<td>946</td>
<td>11</td>
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<td>12</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/north-carolina-tar-heels">North Carolina Tar Heels</a></td>
<td>19-6</td>
<td>871</td>
<td>12</td>
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<td>13</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/northern-iowa-panthers">Northern Iowa Panthers</a></td>
<td>22-2</td>
<td>846</td>
<td>13</td>
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<td>14</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/iowa-st-cyclones">Iowa State Cyclones</a></td>
<td>17-5</td>
<td>842</td>
<td>14</td>
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<td>15</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/wichita-st-shockers">Wichita State Shockers</a></td>
<td>21-3</td>
<td>743</td>
<td>15</td>
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<td>16</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/baylor-bears">Baylor Bears</a></td>
<td>18-5</td>
<td>694</td>
<td>16</td>
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<td>17</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/oklahoma-sooners">Oklahoma Sooners</a></td>
<td>16-7</td>
<td>565</td>
<td>17</td>
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<td>18</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/butler-bulldogs">Butler Bulldogs</a></td>
<td>18-6</td>
<td>462</td>
<td>18</td>
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<td>19</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/maryland-terrapins">Maryland Terrapins</a></td>
<td>19-5</td>
<td>347</td>
<td>19</td>
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<td>20</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/va-commonwealth-rams">Virginia Commonwealth Rams</a></td>
<td>18-5</td>
<td>296</td>
<td>20</td>
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<td>21</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/oklahoma-st-cowboys">Oklahoma State Cowboys</a></td>
<td>16-7</td>
<td>273</td>
<td>21</td>
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<td>21</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/west-virginia-mountaineers">West Virginia Mountaineers</a></td>
<td>18-5</td>
<td>273</td>
<td>21</td>
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<td>23</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/ohio-st-buckeyes">Ohio State Buckeyes</a></td>
<td>18-6</td>
<td>271</td>
<td>23</td>
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<td>24</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/arkansas-razorbacks">Arkansas Razorbacks</a></td>
<td>18-5</td>
<td>221</td>
<td>24</td>
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<td>25</td>
<td><a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/teams/smu-mustangs">SMU Mustangs</a></td>
<td>19-5</td>
<td>81</td>
<td>25</td>
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<td colspan="5"><strong>Others Receiving Votes:</strong> Iowa 38, Providence 26, Texas 25, S.F. Austin 22, Cincinnati 21, Murray St. 20, Indiana 13, Rhode Island 12, Georgetown 9, Texas A&amp;M 7, Temple 6, Old Dominion 3, Mississippi 3, Harvard 2, S. Diego St. 2, Xavier 2, Valparaiso 1</td>
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