Pac-12 lands three teams in men's AP Top 10 for first time since 2016-17
For the first time in nearly five years, the Pac-12 has landed three teams in the top 10 of the men's basketball AP Top 25 Poll, thanks to the stellar play of No. 4 UCLA, No. 8 Arizona, and No. 10 USC. It is the only conference in the country that can make that claim.
— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) December 12, 2021
— Arizona Basketball (@ArizonaMBB) December 13, 2021
Ladies and gentlemen, your 🔟-0️⃣ Trojans are officially in the Top 🔟! pic.twitter.com/adRocFMHFG
— USC Men's Basketball (@USC_Hoops) December 13, 2021
The Trojans (10-0) and Wildcats (9-0) are enjoying undefeated seasons while the Bruins' (9-1) only loss came on Nov. 23 against No. 5 Gonzaga, the top-ranked team at the time.
The last time the Pac-12 had three teams ranked in the AP Top 10 was 2016-17 when No. 4 Arizona, No. 8 UCLA, and No. 9 Oregon spearheaded the conference.
Arizona is also currently No. 1 in the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) rankings, the sport's primary tool for evaluating teams.
The two Los Angeles teams are ranked in the top 10 together for the first time since 1992.