After two glorious weeks in the Associated Press top 25, YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles are no longer one of the 25 best teams in the country. A three game losing streak has caused AP voters to abandon the Golden Eagles, resulting in them dropping from #19 in the country last week to merely receiving votes this week.
Marquette picked up 41 points in the polling this week, which does make them the unofficial #31 team in the country. They earned spots on 15 of the ballots this week, led by Brian Holland of WVLA-TV in Baton Rouge, who has Marquette at #19. That’s the same spot that Marquette was at on Holland’s ballot last week, which is definitely a choice.
Maryland is still the top ranked Marquette opponent in this week’s poll, although things are getting tight in that regard. The Terrapins fell from #7 to #9 this week, while Creighton jumped up from #15 to #10. Just 138 points separate the two, so we’ll see what happens next week. Villanova stayed steady at #12 this week, while Seton Hall went from #16 to #13 in the new poll.
We have MU foes in the receiving votes department again this week, as Butler dropped out of the top 25 as well but earned 51 points. Wisconsin appeared on two ballots to earn seven points this time around.
Marquette returns to action on Wednesday night for the first of two home games this week. In the second to last home game of the season, they’ll face off with Georgetown, while the aforementioned #13 Pirates will be in town on Saturday for MU’s Senior Day.
You can check out the entire top 25 right here, and check out who exactly voted for Marquette right here.