Marquette cracks into AP Top 25 for first time
For the first time this season, Marquette University finds itself ranked in the AP's Top 25.
Fresh off a 74-67 overtime win at Pittsburgh on Saturday, the Golden Eagles move into the poll at No. 25 after receiving votes last week.
While ranked in one poll, Marquette did not make the Top 25 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
Since an upset loss at UW-Green Bay on Dec. 19, Marquette has won five straight - including a 3-0 start in the Big East.
An overtime win over Connecticut jumpstarted Marquette's quick start in conference play, and it continued with an upset win over then-No. 15 Georgetown before Saturday's road victory against Pittsburgh.
Three Big East teams join the Golden Eagles in this week's poll - including No. 1 Louisville. Syracuse is ranked sixth, while Notre Dame is 20th. Cincinnati, Connecticut and Georgetown were the top three teams in the receiving votes category.
Marquette was ranked ninth in the final AP poll of last season, but wasn't ranked in this season's preseason poll.
The 25th-ranked Golden Eagles will return home Wednesday to face Seton Hall before heading on the road to face Cincinnati on Saturday.
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