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Week 14 AP Top 25/Coaches Poll; Loss to Memphis Keeps Cincinnati Out of the Polls

The loss to Memphis keeps the Bearcats from receiving votes in either poll.

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Polls for Week 14 in college basketball. Villanova is the new No. 1 with Oklahoma dropping to No. 3 in both polls. Maryland is ranked second in both polls with Iowa and Xavier rounding out both top fives. Xavier, who topped Cincinnati earlier this season, is No. 5 in the AP Top 25 and No. 4 in the Coaches Poll.

Cincinnati finished last week 1-1 with a dominating win over South Florida and a tough road loss to Memphis. With the Bearcats falling to 17-7 (7-4), Cincinnati returns to the outskirts of postseason contention, much less the Top 25 polls. The loss to Memphis breaks a four-game win streak for the Bearcats as Cincinnati was playing well. Nonetheless, Cincinnati remains outside the reach of the polls, not receiving any votes.

With Cincinnati on the edge of tournament contention, there is added value in key wins and losses. Between Xavier, Iowa State and SMU, the Bearcats have a couple tough losses to top 25 teams. Cincinnati will have another shot at the Mustangs and have the opportunity to sweep Connecticut, who is receiving a couple votes in the AP Top 25.

Cincinnati is back on the floor tomorrow against UCF in Orlando, Florida, in a game the Bearcats need to win.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova Wildcats (32) 20-3 1,566
2 Maryland Terrapins (13) 21-3 1,499
3 Oklahoma Sooners (7) 19-3 1,472
4 Iowa Hawkeyes (11) 19-4 1,471
5 Xavier Musketeers 21-2 1,382
6 Kansas Jayhawks (1) 19-4 1,311
7 Virginia Cavaliers (1) 19-4 1,223
8 Michigan State Spartans 20-4 1,144
9 North Carolina Tar Heels 19-4 1,136
10 West Virginia Mountaineers 19-4 1,082
11 Oregon Ducks 20-4 905
12 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 18-4 826
13 Louisville Cardinals 19-4 819
14 Iowa State Cyclones 17-6 781
15 Texas A&M Aggies 18-5 663
16 SMU Mustangs 20-2 593
17 Arizona Wildcats 19-5 497
18 Purdue Boilermakers 19-5 456
19 Dayton Flyers 19-3 413
20 Providence Friars 18-6 349
21 Baylor Bears 17-6 333
22 Kentucky Wildcats 17-6 228
23 USC Trojans 18-5 225
24 Texas Longhorns 16-7 199
25 Wichita State Shockers 17-6 132
Others receiving votes: South Carolina 128, Indiana 91, Notre Dame 75, San Diego State 22, Duke 14, Seton Hall 14, Gonzaga 10, LSU 10, VCU 10, Valparaiso 9, Stony Brook 8, Saint Mary's 6, Saint Joseph's 5, UNC Wilmington 4, Hawaii 3, Utah 3, Chattanooga 2, Connecticut 2, George Washington 2, Michigan 1, Monmouth 1


USA Today Coaches Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (11) 20-3 753
2 Maryland (11) 21-3 749
3 Oklahoma (3) 19-3 708
4 Xavier 21-2 683
5 Iowa (3) 19-4 674
6 Kansas (2) 19-4 670
7 Virginia 19-4 616
8 North Carolina (1) 19-4 599
9 Michigan State (1) 20-4 567
10 West Virginia 19-4 490
11 Miami (FL) 18-4 433
12 Oregon 20-4 423
13 Texas A&M 18-5 387
14 Arizona 19-5 310
15 Iowa State 17-6 307
16 Purdue 19-5 292
17 Dayton 19-3 236
17 Providence 18-6 236
19 Baylor 17-6 221
20 South Carolina 20-3 185
21 Kentucky 17-6 178
22 Indiana 19-5 119
23 USC 18-5 105
24 Wichita St 17-6 91
25 Texas 16-7 69
Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 63, Gonzaga 53, Duke 40, Saint Mary's 28, Pittsburgh 25, Seton Hall 21, Valparaiso 14, Louisville 12, Monmouth 12, Utah 12, VCU 8, LSU 5, Saint Joseph's 2, Stony Brook 1, California 1, Clemson 1, Arkansas-Little Rock 1