College Basketball: A Calipari-era first: Kentucky out of poll

Posted: December 05, 2012

Look all the way to the bottom and you won't find Kentucky in the Associated Press poll. For the first time since John Calipari became coach of the Wildcats, they're not ranked.

The Wildcats opened the season at No. 3, then dropped to No. 8, and after back-to-back losses to unranked Notre Dame and Baylor, their poll run ended at 61 straight. The stretch included 11 weeks at No. 1 under Calipari.

According to STATS L.L.C, the Wildcats are the highest-ranked team to fall out of the poll in one week since it expanded to 25 in 1989-90 season. And on top of that, the loss to Baylor on Saturday ended the Wildcats' 54-game winning streak at Rupp Arena, the nation's longest active home winning run.

Indiana, Duke and Michigan remained the top three teams. Syracuse was fourth followed by Louisville, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas and Gonzaga.

Syracuse 84, Eastern Michigan 48 - Michael Carter-Williams and Jerami Grant each had 11 points as the fourth-ranked Orange (6-0) beat the Eagles (5-2) in Syracuse, N.Y.

Elsewhere: Daulton Derr had 30 points and Jeremy Beckett added 20 points and 12 rebounds as Delaware Valley (4-3) pinned an 84-64 loss on Penn State-Berks (0-7) in Doylestown. . . . Frank Champion netted 14 points to lead Gwynedd-Mercy (2-3) in an 81-65 win over Marywood (1-5) in Scranton. . . .  Jesse Krasna (Pennsbury) scored 27 points, but Ursinus (3-4) fell, 81-76, to Moravian (5-1) in Collegeville. . . . TaVaune Griffin (Chester) and Rich Whitten each had 12 points as Neumann (2-3) grabbed a 70-51 win over Cairn (1-4) in Langhorne.

Women

Stanford remained No. 1 in the AP poll, narrowly ahead of Connecticut. The Cardinal had 22 first-place votes and UConn had 17. Third-ranked Baylor had the other first-place vote.

Duke was ranked fourth and Notre Dame fifth. Penn State fell four spots to 10th after losing to Miami.

Penn 58, Bucknell 53 - Keiera Ray had 13 points to lift the Quakers (2-3) to an overtime win over the Bison (5-3) at the Palestra.

Connecticut 63, Maryland 48 - Stefanie Dolson scored 14 points to lead the second-ranked Huskies (7-0) over the No. 9 Terrapins (4-2) in Hartford, Conn.

Swarthmore 61, Widener 50 - Katie Lytle had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Elle Larsen added 11 points and 14 rebounds as the Garnet (5-0) beat the Pride (4-2) in Swarthmore.

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