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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Some coaches shy away from a No. 1 ranking early in the season, worried about the impact it will have on their players' psyche.
Count Arizona's Sean Miller as one who embraces it.
Arizona moved up to No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time since 2003 on Monday, an honor Miller views as not only recognition for what the Wildcats have done this season, but validation for the direction the program has taken in his five years in the desert.