The Huskies remain among the ranked. They dropped two spots as a result of the loss to Cincinnati, but checked in at No. 24 in the AP writers poll.
UConn lost by five on the road at Cincinnati, which was ranked seventh, and the Huskies were playing without DeAndre Daniels. Cincy lost at Southern Memphis on Saturday, and dropped to No. 10. The Huskies bounced back with a 20-point win at Central Florida.
With Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Gonzaga all losing and dropping out of the poll, there was the chance for the Huskies to remain in the top 25 with 175 points.
SMU made it into the rankings for the first time in 30 years, giving the American Athletic Conference five ranked teams – Cincinnati, Louisville (13th), Memphis (20th), SMU (23rd) and UConn (24th).
In the USA Today/Coaches poll, UConn and SMU were both left out. UConn, with 54 points, fell a point short of No. 25 Oklahoma, and SMU was three schools back in “others receiving votes.”
Undefeated Syracuse remained No. 1 in both polls. The complete polls are here.
In the most recent RPI rankings, updated Monday by the NCAA, UConn was 30th, three spots better than a week ago. You can find that here.
Sean Kilpatrick of Cincy was the AAC’s player of the week for the second week in a row. No Huskies got a shout-out this week.