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Men's Basketball: UConn Out of Top 25 After Losses to Syracuse, Gonzaga

Thanksgiving weekend was one to forget for the Huskies. UConn is now on the outside looking in after two straight losses.

UConn did well to come back from large deficits against Syracuse and Gonzaga, but could not get the wins.
UConn did well to come back from large deficits against Syracuse and Gonzaga, but could not get the wins.
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After a pair of disappointing losses in the Bahamas, the UConn men's basketball team is out of the Associated Press Top 25, falling from 18th to 26th in voting.

The Huskies finished in fourth place at the Battle 4 Atlantis. After a good win over Michigan Wednesday, UConn (4-2) fell to then-unranked Syracuse and No. 10 Gonzaga. Syracuse (6-0) defeated Texas A&M in the championship game and jumped all the way to No. 14. Gonzaga's win over UConn after falling to the Aggies helped the Bulldogs (4-1) to avoid a far drop. Gonzaga is No. 13 this week.

UConn is one of five schools to drop out of the Top 25, along with Wichita State, Indiana, Cal and Notre Dame.

Kentucky remains No. 1, once again receiving 59 of the 65 first-place votes. No. 2 Maryland and No. 3 Michigan State shared the remaining votes.

UConn has five games remaining against three teams currently ranked in the Top 25. The Huskies will play Maryland at Madison Square Garden next Tuesday, and they will play twice each against No. 17 Cincinnati and No. 22 SMU. Georgetown was 38th in voting.

How They Voted

  • Dave Borges (UConn beat writer, New Haven Register): 22
  • Seth Davis (CBS-Sports Illustrated): 13
  • Dana O'Neil (ESPN): Unranked
  • Dick Vitale (ESPN): Unranked
  • Laura Keeley (Duke beat writer, The News & Observer): unranked
  • Rick Bozich (WDRB): 24
  • Jon Rothstein (CBS): Unranked
  • Aaron Brenner (Clemson beat writer, the Post and Courier): Unranked
  • Zac Boyer (The Washington Times): Unranked
  • Chuck McGill (Sports Editor, Charleston (W. Va.) Gazzette-Mail): 21
  • Jay Drew (BYU beat writer, The Salt Lake Tribune): 19

The full poll is posted below.

Associated Press Poll, Nov. 30, 2015

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1

Kentucky (59)

6-0 1619 1
2

Maryland (4)

6-0 1512 2
3

Michigan State (2)

7-0 1510 3
4

Kansas

Kansas

4-1 1342 5
5

Iowa State

Iowa State

5-0 1338 4
6

Oklahoma

4-0 1269 7
7

Duke

6-1 1253 6
8

Villanova

Villanova

6-0 1218 8
9

North Carolina

5-1 1115 9
10

Virginia

Virginia

5-1 965 12
11

Purdue

Purdue

6-0 904 16
12

Xavier

7-0 801 23
13

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

4-1 788 10
14

Syracuse

6-0 696 NR
15

Oregon

5-0 628 21
16

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

5-1 587 19
17

Cincinnati

7-0 551 24
18

Texas A&M

6-1 522 25
19

Arizona

Arizona

6-1 504 11
20

West Virginia

6-0 363 NR
21

Miami Normal

Miami (FL)

5-1 289 15
22

SMU

4-0 256 25
23

Providence

6-1 247 NR
24

Louisville

5-0 173 NR
25

Baylor

4-1 162 NR
Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut (4-2) 153; Utah (5-1) 72; Butler (4-1) 62; George Washington (6-1) 45; Indiana (4-2) 26; Northern Iowa (4-1) 25; Notre Dame (4-2) 22; California (4-2) 19; Pittsburgh (4-0) 11; Dayton (5-1) 8; San Diego State (4-3) 5; South Carolina (6-0) 5; Georgetown (2-3) 4; Texas-El Paso (6-0) 3; Northwestern (5-1) 2; LSU (3-2) 2; Iowa (4-2) 2; Arkansas-Little Rock (5-0) 2; Colorado State (5-1) 1; Davidson (4-0) 1; Louisiana Tech (5-0) 1; Monmouth (4-2) 1; Northeastern (5-1) 1