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Men's Basketball: UConn Unranked in AP Poll Entering Matchup With No. 6 Maryland

The Huskies are just on the outside of this week's Associated Press poll.

Amida Brimah and the Huskies defeated Sacred Heart last week.
Amida Brimah and the Huskies defeated Sacred Heart last week.
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Four teams will take center stage at Madison Square Garden Tuesday. UConn will be the only unranked among them.

Though the Huskies are on the cusp of the Top 25 once again. Now 5-2, UConn is 26th in voting in the AP Poll for the second week in a row, receiving 82 points in this week's voting.

The Huskies picked up 153 points last week after losing to Syracuse and Gonzaga. That would have put UConn in the poll at 25th this week. Utah is 25th with 108.

Losses by Kentucky and Maryland saw a shakeup at the top of the poll. Michigan State is the new No.1, receiving 62 of the 65 voters' first-place votes. Kansas and North Carolina round out the top three.

Maryland, the Huskies' opponent Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic, checks in at No. 6. Virginia and West Virginia will play before UConn and Maryland at Madison Square Garden Tuesday. The Cavaliers are No. 10, while the Mountaineers are No. 14.

How They Voted

  • Dave Borges (UConn beat writer, New Haven Register): 21
  • Seth Davis (CBS-Sports Illustrated): 16
  • Dana O'Neil (ESPN): Unranked
  • Dick Vitale (ESPN): Unranked
  • Laura Keeley (Duke beat writer, The News & Observer): unranked
  • Rick Bozich (WDRB): 22
  • 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): 22
  • Jay Drew (BYU beat writer, The Salt Lake Tribune): 19
  • Bob Sutton (Sports Editor, Burlington (N.C.) Times-News): 22

The full poll is listed below.

Associated Press Poll, Dec. 7, 2015

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1

Michigan State (62)

9-0 1,617
2

Kansas

Kansas (1)

6-1 1,442
3

North Carolina (2)

7-1 1,425
4

Iowa State

Iowa State

6-0 1,347
5

Kentucky

7-1 1,325
6

Maryland

7-1 1,299
7

Oklahoma

5-0 1,283
8

Duke

8-1 1,243
9

Villanova

Villanova

7-0 1,230
10

Virginia

Virginia

7-1 1,003
11

Purdue

Purdue

8-0 997
12

Xavier

8-0 930
13

Arizona

Arizona

7-1 811
14

West Virginia

7-0 615
15

Providence

8-1 548
16

Baylor

6-1 488
17

Miami Normal

Miami (FL)

7-1 469
18

Butler

Butler

6-1 416
19

SMU

6-0 413
20

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

5-2 399
21

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

6-2 377
22

Louisville

6-1 373
23

Cincinnati

8-1 331
24

Oregon

6-1 241
25

Utah

Utah

7-1 108
Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut 82, Syracuse 78, Texas A&M 69, George Washington 60, UNLV 40, UCLA 19, South Carolina 15, Dayton 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, Georgetown 4, Florida 4, Pittsburgh 3, Iowa 3, Northwestern 2, Indiana 2, Notre Dame 1, Navy 1
Dropped Out: Syracuse 14, Texas A&M 18