Over the past seven days, Marquette men’s basketball got squeaked at home by Providence and fell apart on the road against Seton Hall.
As expected, the Associated Press voters have no interest in pretending the Golden Eagles deserve a spot in the top 25. After earning 25 points and sitting just four spots outside the top 25 last week, Marquette was not included on any of the ballots this week and will have to start their climb back into the rankings again from zero.
It’s not going to be easy, as there are now four Big East squads in the top 25. Butler leads the way after moving up one spot from last week to be the #5 team in the country this week. Villanova moved up two spots to #16, while Seton Hall (#18) and Creighton (#25) are now in the poll after being unranked last week. At least Marquette won’t have to face Maryland again this season, as the Terrapins are the only non-Big East team on Marquette’s schedule this year that’s currently in the top 25.
The receiving votes department is not the same, as there are three teams that MU has already played down there. Wisconsin earned 19 points this week, Purdue snagged 10, while USC picked up one 25th place vote after beating UCLA at Pauley Pavilion since the last poll.
Marquette returns to action on Wednesday night. Xavier will be coming to Fiserv Forum, and the Musketeers are in the same position as Marquette as they were receiving AP votes last week as well, but not any more.
You can check out the entire top 25 right here.