Nebraska drops out of AP Poll, ranks No. 23 in coaches poll

December 29, 2018

Nebraska didn’t lose a game last week, but the Huskers did lose their spot in the Associated Press Top 25.The Huskers dropped from No. 25 to the first spot outside the poll Monday. Oklahoma, which defeated Creighton last Tuesday, replaces NU at No. 25. The Sooners received 163 points while the Huskers had 160.Nebraska, which also dropped a spot in the coaches poll to No. 23, won its only game last week — 86-62 over Cal State Fullerton. NU hasn’t lost since Dec. 5.There are six Big Ten teams in the poll, led by unbeaten Michigan, which moved up two spots to No. 2. Duke is the new No. 1 after a loss by Kansas, which dropped to fifth.Other Big Ten ranked teams are Michigan State (eighth), Ohio State (13th), Wisconsin (15th), Indiana (23rd) and Iowa (24th).The only ranked Big East team is Marquette at 18th.Buoyed by a win over No. 12 Texas Tech and the Jayhawks’ loss at No. 18 Arizona State, Duke got 35 of 64 first-place votes. Michigan received nine first-place votes, No. 3 Tennessee got 12, and No. 4 Virginia and No. 5 Kansas received four each.Click here to view the complete AP poll, click here to see the coaches poll and click here to see how World-Herald staff writer Jon Nyatawa voted.

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