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.