All they did was beat DePaul handily on the road and they dropped in the AP poll. Seems mean, voters. Michigan State moves up a spot from #11 to sit in front of MU this week, while Kansas jump up two spots to end up one spot behind Marquette at #12.
Marquette snagged 987 points in the polling, which is actually more than last week, when they had 953 points in 10th place. Last week, Marquette had one voter putting them into 8th place as their top spot. This week? Five voters have Marquette at seventh. And yet they still dropped overall. Perhaps it’s not really about how the voters look at Marquette, but is instead a bit of luck of the draw relative to votes shifting above them.
The aforementioned Jayhawks are the top ranked Marquette opponent this week. Villanova has slipped four spots to #17 after losing to St. John’s on Sunday at The Garden, and they’re followed quickly by #18 Louisville. Wisconsin (#22) and Kansas State (#23) also come in back-to-back, and Buffalo stay in the top 25 with 164 points to land at exactly #25.
St. John’s picked up one 24th place vote after their win over Villanova, which is kind of funny. It’s the first time that they’ve gotten votes at all since Week 11.
Marquette returns to action on Wednesday when they host Butler at Fiserv Forum. Tip-off is set for 8pm Central, and the broadcast is set for CBS Sports Network.