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Marquette Men’s Basketball Drops To #21 In New Associated Press Poll

That’s what happens when you lose road games to unranked teams.

NCAA Basketball: Xavier at Marquette Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

After going 1-1 over the last week to start Big East play, Marquette men’s basketball has dipped a little bit in the Associated Press top 25 rankings. They were #16 last week, but the New Year’s Day loss to St. John’s has caused them to drop to #21 in this week’s poll. Marquette got 340 points this week, which put them in between Iowa State at 344 points and well ahead of Indiana at #22 with 245 points.

Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune is no longer carrying the banner for Marquette. Dave Preston (WTOP Radio, Washington, D.C.) and Edgar Thompson (Orlando Sentinel) are MU’s two biggest supporters this week, putting the Golden Eagles at #14. Four voters did not include Marquette at all, with Bob Holt (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette), Richard Croome (Bryan (TX) Eagle), and Kayla Anderson (WKRN-TV, Nashville) joining Jesse Newell (Kansas City Star) from last week.

Following their Saturday road loss to Iowa State, Kansas is down to #7 in this week’s AP Poll, but they’re still the highest ranked Marquette opponent in the poll. It gets crowded around MU down in the back six spots. Buffalo are up one spot at #19, Indiana is down one spot in their aforementioned #22 slot, and St. John’s makes their 2018-19 debut in the rankings at #24.

Down in the receiving votes department, there’s a number of Marquette foes. Villanova missed being ranked by just over 30 points this week, coming in as the unofficial #26 team in the country, while Wisconsin is right behind VU. Seton Hall picked up 14 points, even after losing on the road to DePaul, and Louisville snared three points this time around.

Marquette returns to action on Wednesday night when they visit Creighton. Tipoff in Omaha is set for 6pm Central, with the broadcast coming at you on CBS Sports Network.

You can check out the full top 25 right here, and a breakdown of every voter right here.