I don’t know how to tell you this, but it seems unlikely that the Golden Eagles will be receiving any votes at all when the regular season concludes following this weekend. There are no Big East teams at all picking up any votes in this week’s AP poll, thus it would make it a little hard for Marquette to earn any kind of steam, even with two more wins. Marquette started out the season ranked #17 in the AP poll, so it’s kind of been just a slow descent away from the top 25 all season long.
The real bummer about this whole deal is that three of Marquette’s five non-conference losses came against teams in the top 25, and none of them came at home. Notre Dame is currently ranked 5th, Tennessee is at #15, down four spots from last week, and Green Bay drops three spots from last week to #22. Michigan, who beat Marquette out in Ann Arbor in December, fell out of the top 25 this week after suffering a loss to Minnesota.
We will not talk about Marquette’s loss to New Mexico.
The Golden Eagles are back in action on Friday evening when they visit Seton Hall. MU will finish up the regular season on Sunday against St. John’s, and Marquette is currently tied for first place in the Big East with DePaul.
You can check out the full top 25 poll right here.