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UC Still in AP Poll Despite Butler Loss

Even though they lost to Butler, the Bearcats are still nationally ranked.

Cincinnati v Butler Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Foul trouble and poor play from the bench doomed Cincinnati to a 75-62 road loss to Butler over the weekend but it did not doom it to an exit from the AP Top 25. In the most recent release of the poll, the Bearcats are hanging in there by a thread, falling from No. 22 last week to No. 25 this week.

UC is 7-2 overall and had won five-straight games before the setback against Butler, which dropped to No. 18 despite the win over UC because of the upset it suffered against Indiana State earlier in the week.

The Bearcats are still the only team from the American Athletic Conference in the rankings and with league play looming, they will likely not play another ranked opponent until the Crosstown Shootout on Jan. 26.

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (56) 10-0 1,613
2 UCLA (3) 10-0 1,505
3 Kansas 9-1 1,455
4 Baylor (6) 8-0 1,439
5 Duke 10-1 1,391
6 Kentucky 9-1 1,277
7 North Carolina 10-1 1,222
8 Gonzaga 10-0 1,195
9 Indiana 8-1 1,124
10 Creighton 10-0 1,043
11 Louisville 9-1 981
12 West Virginia 8-1 864
13 Virginia 8-1 848
14 Wisconsin 9-2 779
15 Purdue 8-2 652
16 South Carolina 8-0 598
17 Xavier 8-2 526
18 Butler 9-1 492
19 Arizona 8-2 436
20 Saint Mary's 7-1 391
21 Notre Dame 9-1 310
22 Oregon 8-2 251
23 Florida State 10-1 227
24 USC 9-0 158
25 Cincinnati 7-2 155
Others receiving votes: Florida 44, Wichita St 33, Virginia Tech 32, Maryland 31, Valparaiso 9, TCU 8, Middle Tennessee 7, Miami 6, Minnesota 6, Kansas State 4, UCF 2, Syracuse 2, Ohio State 2, Pittsburgh 2, Michigan State 2, Iowa State 1, Clemson 1, Loyola (CHI) 1