Updated: This Week’s Polls: UConn Drops Out of Top 25

by Categorized: Niels Giffey, UConn men's basketball

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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7 thoughts on “Updated: This Week’s Polls: UConn Drops Out of Top 25

  1. gouconn13

    Is this a joke? Uconn lost to a very good team who just moved into a top 25 poll.

  2. michael k

    I don’t think Uconn should have been knocked out of the Top 25, for losing a close game to a team that just moved up to #25, but in the scheme of things it’s no big deal. What is important is that they should only improve as the season continues.

  3. kevin l

    Totally agree with Michael K. Not a big deal, this year is about building for the future. The key is to play hard each game, earn a long term deal for Kevin Ollie and set things up for the next several years. That’s what puts UConn on the map as a power like unto Kentucky, Indiana or North Carolina. Those schools succeed regardless of coach. Imagine if that were to happen at could old UConn?

    It’s easy if you try. :)

  4. Andrew

    I honestly think we’d lose to most of the other top 25 teams so I’m not too torn by this. That said, this team can prove themselves this week if we really should be ranked or not. No mid-major losses!!!

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  6. Mike McManus

    UCONN is not a top 25 team until they prove themselves. They would not beat MSU if they played today and I agree with Andrew that they would not beat most of the top 25. They had better sharpen their game against NH because they could lose big time against a team like NC State in a big venue at the Garden.

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