Arizona tops Stanford, stays No. 3 in the Top 25 (and one)

Brandon Ashley suffered a foot injury on Feb. 1, at which point Arizona immediately lost two of four games to unranked opponents, at which point folks started lowering the ceiling on what might be possible for the Wildcats.

It made sense then.

But it seems silly now.

Arizona beat Stanford on Sunday to record its third straight win by double-digits over an opponent ranked in the top 55 of the RPI, meaning Sean Miller's Wildcats are, these days, straight killing people. They now have 10 top-50 RPI wins, and Sunday's victory clinched the outright Pac-12 title. Consequently, barring an unexpected collapse, Arizona will be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and thus best positioned to make a Final Four.

Will the Wildcats do it?

Who knows?

But, lately, they look more than capable ... even without Ashley.

The Top 25 (and one) updates every morning and also on Sunday nights.

Here's the latest version:

(Click this link to view each team's previous ranking, recent results, future schedule, etc.)

  1. Florida (27-2)
  2. Wichita State (31-0)
  3. Arizona (27-2)
  4. Syracuse (26-3)
  5. Villanova (26-3)
  6. Virginia (25-5)
  7. Kansas (22-7)
  8. Wisconsin (24-5)
  9. Duke (23-6)
  10. Iowa State (22-6)
  11. Creighton (23-5)
  12. Michigan (21-7)
  13. San Diego State (25-3)
  14. Cincinnati (24-5)
  15. Louisville (24-5)
  16. North Carolina (22-7)
  17. Connecticut (23-6)
  18. Michigan State (22-7)
  19. Oklahoma (21-8)
  20. Texas (21-8)
  21. Saint Louis (25-4)
  22. Memphis (22-7)
  23. Iowa (20-9)
  24. New Mexico (23-5)
  25. SMU (23-6)
  26. VCU (22-7)
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Gary Parrish is an award-winning college basketball columnist and television analyst for CBS Sports who also hosts the highest-rated afternoon drive radio show in Memphis, where he lives with his wife... Full Bio

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