The Arizona Wildcats are ranked — and relevant — again following Saturday’s 39-36 win over USC. The Associated Press ranked the UA 24th in its weekly poll, released today. Arizona is one of six Pac-12 Conference teams in the top-25: Oregon is ranked No. 2, Oregon State is 13th, Stanford is 15th, USC is 18th and UCLA — who the Wildcats play next weekend in Pasadena — is 25th.
The UA improved to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in Pac-12 play with Saturday's win, its first over the Trojans in Tucson since 1999. The Wildcats said they'll enjoy the victory for a day before focusing on the Bruins.
Arizona was ranked 24th following their Week 2 upset of Oklahoma State, and rose to No. 22 nationally a week later. The Wildcats tumbled from the polls after losing to Oregon in the teams' conference opener.
"One win isn't going to make your whole season," wide receiver Dan Buckner said. "It feels good to come out on top after losing close games all year."
The full poll is available by clicking here.