Has Arizona at #8.
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8. Arizona Wildcats (Previous ranking: 8)
Arizona is 9-0 against the BPI Top 100, and has the toughest schedule of any team ranked in the BPI Top 25. Mark Lyons was named Pac-12 Player of the Week, and is averaging 15 points per game while also leading the Wildcats in scoring and assists. Arizona is a good passing team with four guys boasting 30 or more assists.
Kevin Parrom continues to be the Wildcats' most efficient and toughest player, averaging 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists per game while shooting 52 percent from the field. Arizona has corralled 75 percent of its opponents' shots, the best defensive rebounding percentage in the Pac-12 and sixth-best in the nation. Bruising freshman Kaleb Tarczewski leads the team in rebounding, and averages 2.5 offensive rebounds per game.