No surprise, UConn fell out of the AP’s Top 25, following its lost week in Texas. But the Huskies did not drop completely out of the national conversation; they got 41 points in the writers’ balloting – this actually surprises me – the same as Harvard, their next opponent.
Still, it has been a fast, hard fall for the Huskies, who were ranked ninth following the win over Florida on Dec. 2. They have lost three of five, and not looked very good doing it (story gallery here).
There were upsets in the first week of conference play, causing movement in the rankings. Cincinnati was the big winner in the AAC, beating SMU at home and Memphis on the road. The Bearcats nearly cracked the top 25, getting 103 points, best among “others receiving votes.”
Arizona, Syracuse, Ohio State and Wisconsin are your top four. Among American Athletic Conference teams, Louisville is 12th and Memphis 24th.
Duke, which lost to Notre Dame, dropped to 16th – out of the top 10 for the first time since 2007. North Carolina also dropped out of the top 25. Here’s the AP Poll.