The Associated Press voters didn’t penalize the Golden Eagles all that much for their loss to the ranked Wolverines, as MU still earned votes in this week’s poll, one week after falling out of the top 25. Last week, Marquette earned 13 points while appearing on two ballots. This week, it’s nine points by way of the same two voters: David Cloninger of The Post And Courier out of South Carolina (#20) and Patricia Babcock McGraw from the Chicago-area Daily Herald (#24).
Marquette’s non-conference foes are represented up and down the top 25. Notre Dame moved up one spot to #2 in the country in this week’s poll, while Tennessee made the jump into the top 10 at #7. Green Bay continues their ascent, moving from #23 to #21, while Michigan moved up one spot from last week to #23. MU has lost to three of those four teams so far this season, and have yet to play Notre Dame. Marquette’s fourth loss of the year came in the season opener against New Mexico, and the Lobos are up to 39 points in the poll and an unofficial ranking of #27 in the country.
Villanova is the only other Big East team earning top 25 votes this week, and the Wildcats are still undefeated. They knocked off Fairfield and Temple on the road this week to move to 9-0 on the season and up two spots in the poll to #20.
Marquette is off all this week due to finals, but will return to action on Sunday. They’ll be on a short van ride across town to face Milwaukee, with tip off on Fox Sports Wisconsin against the 7-2 Panthers set for 4pm Central.
You can check out the full top 25 poll right here.