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ASU Basketball: Sun Devils fall out of top-10, Arizona slips in AP Poll

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NCAA Basketball: Arizona State at Utah Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Fifteen of the top 25 and 10 of the top 15 teams in the nation had at least one loss this week, causing a rift in the rankings, but it proved no help to the Arizona State Sun Devils.

An overtime loss to Colorado and an ugly Utah win pushed the Sun Devils seven spots back to No. 11 in the AP Top 25, as ASU fell out of the top-10 for the first time in four weeks.

Arizona, who split the Rocky Mountain road trip also with a Colorado loss, fell from No. 14 to No. 17.

Taking the biggest jump was Texas Tech from 18th to eighth, while North Carolina took the furthest dive from 12th to 20th.

Arizona State owns wins over No. 12 Kansas and No. 10 Xavier, but isn’t slated to play another ranked opponent until Feb. 15 at home against Arizona. UCLA received 14 votes in last week’s AP Poll, but spit a series in the Bay Area this past week.

The Sun Devils are three gmaes into a Pac-12 schedule that starts with five of their first seven games on the road, before finishing off nine of their last fifteen at home. ASU next plays Oregon in Tempe on Thursday at 8 p.m. before hosting Oregon State on Saturday at 4 p.m. MT.