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Arizona Wildcats basketball: On rankings and other notes/links

While the Arizona Wildcats continue to change without Brandon Ashley, their status remains roughly the same on the outside.

The Wildcats stayed the No. 2 team in the AP media Top 25 today, and the No. 3 team in the USA Today coaches Top 25. They have an RPI of No. 2, and ESPN's Bracketology still has them predicted as the top seed in the West Region of the NCAA tournament, given a path through San Diego and Anaheim, Calif., toward the Final Four.

Bracketology has five other Pac-12 teams earning berths, too: UCLA as a 6, Stanford as a 9 and Cal, Colorado and ASU all as 10 seeds.


In the Oregonian's story from Sunday's game, Craig Robinson said he wants to take the blame for the Beavers not giving their best effort.


We had some notes and links to full coverage from the game in the previous blog post, if you missed that.


There's talk on both sides of the Parker Jackson-Cartwright situation on a previous discussion thread.


According to Google Translate, Kyle Fogg says he's become "used to in the freezer" while playing in Finland with Jesse Perry this season. Fogg is averaging 24.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while Perry is almost averaging a double-double with 17.8 points and 9.9 rebounds.

For those out there who can read Finnish (anyone?) here's the original version of that story.


ASU's Jordan Bachynski was named the Pac-12's Player of the Week. No surprise there: He had 43 points, 24 rebounds and 16 blocks in wins over OSU and Oregon, including a game-saving block against the Ducks.


Colorado's Xavier Johnson elevated his game against Washington.


Utah's Brandon Taylor is having fun again.