SEATTLE — The University of Washington’s Men’s Basketball team have re-entered the AP Top 25 rankings after a 16-week absence.

Coming off of wins over Utah and Colorado, the Huskies are ranked 25th overall receiving 92 total votes.

This is the first time a Pac-12 team has been ranked in the AP poll since the start of conference season.

Washington are in first place in the Pac-12 standings with a 13-1 record, and 22-5 overall. The Huskies hold a 3.5 game lead over second place Arizona State.

Washington’s Matisse Thybulle also picked up his first Pac-12 Player of the week award. The senior averaged 13.5 points, 6.0 steals, 5.0 rebounds and 4.5 blocks in wins over Utah and Colorado.

Thybulle recorded six steals in each game to climb into second on the Pac-12 career steals list with 301, just 20 shy of Gary Payton's career mark of 321.

Thybulle leads NCAA Division I with 3.56 steals per game and ranks 20th with 2.30 blocks per contest

The Huskies are back on the road Thursday night at California. Tip off at 8 p.m.

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