No UConn in My AP Top 25 for First Time This Season
Losses at Houston and SMU knock UConn out of my AP Top 25 ballot. The SMU loss is somewhat understandable, but it's the Houston loss that likely will not look good come Selection Sunday. I don't think the Cougars are all that good -- especially down three starters -- though they certainly shot the lights out in the first half on New Year's Eve against the Huskies.
Anyway, UConn doesn't deserve to be ranked this week, but it can work itself back in the discussion rather quickly. There's a very good Harvard team on Saturday, and after UCF on Saturday, the following week's two-headed monster of Memphis (on the road) on Jan. 16 and Louisville two nights later in Storrs.
Also gone from my ballot this week are North Carolina, George Washington and Toledo. Joining the fray are Colorado, Kansas State, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.