The Cincinnati Bearcats only played once this past week and in that game they topped a tough Houston team on the road. It was the sixth win in a row for the Bearcats, who are now 13-2 overall and a perfect 3-0 in American Athletic Conference play. They have held down the top spot in our weekly AAC rankings for some time and the win against Houston was a nice feather in their caps in relation to the rest of the league.
However, nationally speaking, the win didn’t make much of an impact. In the new AP Top 25, UC remained at No. 22, a spot it rose to last week. On the bright side, the Bearcats have now been ranked for six weeks of this season, matching their total from a year ago.
Meanwhile, another AAC team is getting some play this week, as SMU received five votes. The two teams will battle it out this Thursday at Fifth Third Arena.
Outside of AAC land, Villanova’s loss to Butler allowed 15-0 Baylor to ascend to the No. 1 spot in the AP poll. The rest of the top five features Kansas (14-1), Villanova (15-1), UCLA (16-1) and Gonzaga (15-0). The rest of the poll can be found below.
Week 10 AP Top 25