It wasn’t paradise for Arizona during last week’s trip to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. The Wildcats lost all three games, including by 25 to Purdue in the last-place game.
As a result, Arizona is unranked in the Associated Press poll for the first time since the final poll of the 2011-12 season. That snaps a streak of 100 consecutive polls that included the Wildcats, which had been the second-longest active streak in the country (Kansas has appeared in 165 straight polls) and 15th-longest run in AP history.
The Wildcats (3-3) were No. 2 in the previous poll, making them the first team since Louisville in 1986-87 to drop from second to unranked.
The three-game losing streak is Arizona’s first since the 2009-10 season, its first under coach Sean Miller. That team went 16-15 and missed the NCAA tournament.
Arizona returns to action Wednesday, Nov. 29 at home against Long Beach State before playing Saturday, Dec. 2 at unbeaten UNLV and then facing No. 9 Texas A&M in Phoenix on Tuesday, Dec. 9.
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