Friday night’s loss to Butler wasn’t great at all for Marquette women’s basketball. They suffered their second league loss of the year, Erika Davenport blew out her knee, and lastly, it caused them to drop in the newest Associated Press poll.
The Golden Eagles are now #13 in the country, dropping two spots from last week. In a way, that’s something of a compliment to the Big East and Butler. MU earned 356 points, which slots between #12 Iowa with 367 points and #14 South Carolina with 346 points.
Three of MU’s opponents this season are in the top 25 with them. Notre Dame (#4) and Mississippi State (#5) both moved up one spot this week, while Miami dropped one spot to #15. Two foes earned votes this week, with South Dakota State as the unofficial #27 team in the country with 22 points, just 18 shy of being ranked. DePaul is the other, earning eight points to come in one sport behind SDSU.
Marquette returns to action on Friday night when they visit Creighton on Friday night. The Golden Eagles can clinch sole possession of the regular season title with a win in either of their final two regular season games.
You can check out the entire top 25 poll right here.