UConn’s figures to have an on-again, off-again year in the national rankings. After two weeks in the Top 25, the Huskies (5-1) are out again, thanks to the 66-60 loss to New Mexico in the final of the Paradise Jam.
The Huskies got zero votes in either poll in the preseason, but after beating Michigan State to start the season they were ranked 23rd by AP. Last week, they moved up to 21st in the AP and broke into the USA Today/Coaches poll at No. 23.
This week, they are effectively ranked 28th, third from the cut-off in also-receiving-votes in the writers poll. They have also dropped out of the top 25 in the coaches poll, and are also three back in votes there.
New Mexico vaulted into the top 25, at No. 25, as coach Steve Alford hoped they would after beating UConn in the Virgin Islands. Minnesota, Georgetown, Illinois and Minnesota were newcomers in the AP Top 25. UCLA, Memphis and Baylor all dropped out along with UConn.
Indiana remains No.1 in both polls, Duke is up to No. 2, click here for complete polls on ESPN’s website.
How do the Huskies get back in? A win over New Hampshire on Thursday night probably won’t do it by itself. but there will be another chance against a ranked team, No. 18 North Carolina State in the Jimmy V Classic at The Garden on Dec. 4.
You know about Niels Giffey’s career highs in points and rebounds on Sunday, here is piece
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