Despite wins over Harvard and the University of Central Florida, the UConn men failed to return to either poll this week. The Huskies (13-3, 1-2) received 35 votes in the Associated Press Poll – which would place them 29th – but had only eight votes in the USA Today poll. Louisville, Memphis and Cincinnati are the only teams from the American Athletic Conference to make the top 25, and did so in both polls.
Louisville: 14th (USA), 18th (AP)
Memphis: 17th in both polls
Cincinnati cracked the rankings at 23rd (USA) and 19th (AP) as The American’s only unbeaten team in conference play (4-0).
In related news, freshman Amida Brimah was named the rookie of the week in the AAC after his 20-point, eight-rebound and four-block game against Central Florida. Senior guard Shabazz Napier was on the conference’s honor roll again.