Carolyn Kieger’s team just can’t seem to get themselves on a permanent upwards trajectory this season. Marquette just keeps ping-ponging in and out of the Receiving Votes department of the Associated Press poll, and after two losses over the weekend, MU finds themselves back on the outside looking in without any votes this week.
The Golden Eagles weren’t getting votes for two straight weeks before beating a ranked DePaul squad to get themselves some national attention last week. They followed that up by losing to a Providence squad with a sub-150 RPI, which probably singlehandedly ruined their chances at votes this week. If it didn’t, Sunday afternoon’s horrible “defeat from the jaws of victory” loss to Creighton definitely guaranteed no votes for MU.
The Bluejays got two points in the poll, though, so hooray for them. DePaul went 2-0 against Creighton and Providence to move from #21 to #17 in the new poll. Elsewhere in news regarding Marquette opponents, Oregon State stayed steady at #11, while Arizona State drops from #16 to #23 thanks to a three game losing streak, including road L’s to UCLA and USC this week. Green Bay is up three spots to #21 this week.
Marquette returns to action on Friday morning when they host Seton Hall on Catholic Schools Day at the Al McGuire Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 11:30am Central on the Big East Digital Network.
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