Huskies Closer, But Not Back In The Rankings Yet

by Categorized: American Athletic Conference, AP Top 25, NCAA, RPI, UConn men's basketball
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UConn did not make it back into the AP Top 25, but with their wins over Temple and Rutgers, the Huskies moved to the top of the list of “others receiving votes” with 67 points.

Texas, which is ranked 25th, received 142 points. The Huskies (16-4, 4-3 in the American Athletic Conference) dropped from 29th to 38th in RPI, which shows how little the wins against the bottom of the AAC are going to be worth going forward.

After playing Houston on Thursday night, the Huskies play at Cincinnati on Feb. 6 and, if they win both, that would probably be UConn’s ticket back into the rankings.

Cincinnati, which leads the AAC at 7-0, is ranked 13th, Louisville is 12th, Memphis is 22nd. Arizona and Syracuse, still unbeaten, remain 1-2 in the AP writers poll. Florida (17-2), which lost at UConn on Dec. 2, is now up to No. 3.

In the USA Today coaches poll, UConn was four teams down from the top 25, garnering 18 points. It took 85 points to crack the Top 25 there, with Oklahoma at No. 25. Arizona and Syracuse are 1-2 in that poll also, with Wichita State third and Florida fourth. Louisville is tied for sixth, Cincy 15th, Memphis 22nd. The complete polls are here.

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