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The Other Top 25: Houston cracks top 10

The top 10 remained relatively unchanged. Houston jumped into the 10th spot. Loyola Chicago and San Francisco swap places at three and four.

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Houston joins the top-10. The Cougars picked up a 72-61 win over Oklahoma State Saturday.
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Mid-Major Madness decided to make American Athletic Conference teams eligible for the Other Top 25. As a result, Houston and Memphis have entered the rankings. The Cougars came in a No. 10, and the Tigers tied for 21st with Weber State and UAB.

Houston picked up a 72-61 victory over Oklahoma State Saturday to improve to 10-2. Memphis snapped its four-game skid with a 92-78 win over No. 6 Alabama Tuesday. Its game against No. 18 Tennessee scheduled for Saturday was canceled because of COVID-19 protocols in the Tigers program.

Gonzaga and undefeated Colorado State remained at the top two of the ranking. San Francisco, who suffered its first loss of the season with a 49-48 defeat to Grand Canyon, dropped one spot to four.

Loyola Chicago jumped past USF into third. The Ramblers beat Vanderbilt in their most recent game. BYU rounded out the top five after picking up an 82-71 victory over Weber State.

The Other Top 25: Dec. 20, 2021

Rank Team Points
Rank Team Points
1 Gonzaga (3) 75
2 Colorado State 70
3 Loyola Chicago 64
4 San Francisco 63
5 BYU 59
6 Iona 54
7 Belmont 53
T-8 Ohio 49
T-8 St. Mary's 49
10 Houston 48
11 St. Bonaventure 34
T-12 Murray State 29
T-12 New Mexico State 29
14 Chattanooga 28
T-15 Utah State 23
T-15 San Diego State 23
17 Cincinnati 22
18 St. Louis 20
T-19 Monmouth 19
T-19 Oakland 19
T-21 Weber State 16
T-21 Memphis 16
T-21 UAB 16
24 VCU 14
25 Davidson 10

Also receiving votes:

Wyoming 9, Louisiana Tech 9, Grand Canyon 8, Buffalo 8, Western Kentucky 7, UC Irvine 7, Toledo 5, Stephen F. Austin 5, Boise State 5, South Dakota State 4, James Madison 2, Missouri State 2, Utah Valley 1, Drake 1

Dropped from rankings:

South Dakota State, UC Irvine, Wyoming, La Tech, Toledo, Santa Clara