The new Associated Press top 25 poll came out on Monday, and as a result of that loss to the second best team in the country, Marquette fell three spots in the poll to #22. Seems.... not quite fair or realistic. Yeah, it was a home game for Marquette. Notre Dame’s also essentially the exact same team that won the national championship last year... and that’s a ding for losing at home to that team? Weird.
MU picked up 142 points in the polling this week with 27 of the 31 voters putting the Golden Eagles on their ballot. #21 Michigan State snagged 152 points, while #23 Texas A&M came in with 127 points. Adam Minichino (Columbus (MS) Commercial Dispatch) continues to be Marquette’s biggest supporter this week, knocking MU down just one spot in his ballot to #15. Deb Antonelli (CBS Sports), Robert Cessna (College Station (TX) Eagle), Scott Nulph (Laramie Boomerang), and Ryan Thorburn (Eugene Register Guard) are the holdouts this time around, with only Thorburn as the one that didn’t drop MU out of the top 25.
Notre Dame stays steady at #2 this week to lead the way on the list of Marquette’s opponents in the top 25. Mississippi State drops from #4 to #8 after losing to Oregon over the last week. DePaul is up one spot to #19, while Miami-Florida stay stationary at #24. There’s no one on MU’s slate in the Receiving Votes department this time around, so we’ll have to check back next week.
Marquette returns to action on Saturday when they kick off Big East action by hosting Providence. Tipoff is set for 2pm Central, and the game will be broadcast on the Big East Digital Network on Fox Sports Go.
You can check out the full top 25 poll and every ballot right here.