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UC Drops out of the AP Poll

A tight loss to Rhode Island pushed the Bearcats out of the top 25.

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After jumping into the first AP Top 25 of the season, the Cincinnati Bearcats are unranked once again. They only made it to the No. 24 spot in last week’s rankings, so a loss, even a competitive one against a ranked Rhode Island team, was enough to knock the 3-1 Bearcats out.

UC is still within striking distance of the rankings, receiving 39 votes this past week, the fourth-most among non-ranked teams behind California (56), Maryland (55) and Miami (44). Based on how thoroughly they beat Penn State on Sunday, you can expect that this isn’t the last the AP poll has seen of the Bearcats.

Here are the full rankings for this week.

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (40) 4-0 1,494
2 Villanova (20) 5-0 1,469
3 Indiana (1) 3-0 1,348
4 North Carolina 4-0 1,319
5 Kansas 2-1 1,284
6 Duke 4-1 1,253
7 Virginia 3-0 1,126
8 Arizona 3-0 1,066
9 Xavier 5-0 1,039
10 Louisville 3-0 893
11 Gonzaga 3-0 816
12 Creighton 4-0 716
12 Oregon 2-1 716
14 UCLA 4-0 681
15 Saint Mary's 3-0 665
16 Wisconsin 2-1 623
17 Syracuse 3-0 576
18 Purdue 2-1 571
19 West Virginia 3-0 466
20 Baylor 3-0 326
21 Iowa State 3-0 283
22 Texas 3-0 237
23 Rhode Island 4-1 198
24 Michigan State 2-2 184
25 Florida State 4-0 89
Others receiving votes: Michigan 83, Maryland 56, California 54, Miami 40, Cincinnati 34, Wichita St 29, Florida 27, Seton Hall 15, Virginia Tech 12, Butler 11, Dayton 11, Notre Dame 6, Colorado 4, Ohio State 2, Ohio 1, Rutgers 1, Tennessee State 1