UMass Basketball Stays Ranked Despite Loss to Florida State

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The coaches and the AP recognized that losing to Florida State on the road isn't an unrankable offense and kept the Minutemen around for another week.

Christmas came a bit early for the UMass Minutemen as they managed to hang around both the AP Top 25 and USA TODAY/Coaches Poll despite a loss to Florida State over the weekend. The loss was UMass' first of the season and with a resume that already includes some solid wins, Derek Kellogg's crew managed to keep itself ranked and, provided they beat Providence on Saturday, should be able to stay their for another few weeks.

Here is a look at the rest of the AP Top 25.

  1. Arizona
  2. Syracuse
  3. Ohio State
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Michigan State
  6. Louisville
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. Villanova
  9. Duke
  10. Wichita State
  11. Baylor
  12. Oregon
  13. Florida
  14. Iowa State
  15. UConn
  16. Kansas
  17. Memphis
  18. Kentucky
  19. North Carolina
  20. San Diego State
  21. Colorado
  22. Iowa
  23. UMass
  24. Gonzaga
  25. Missouri
Here is the entire USA TODAY/Coaches Poll.
  1. Arizona
  2. Syracuse
  3. Ohio State
  4. Louisville
  5. Michigan State
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. Wichita State
  9. Duke
  10. Oregon
  11. Villanova
  12. Baylor
  13. Iowa State
  14. Florida
  15. UConn
  16. Kansas
  17. Memphis
  18. Kentucky
  19. North Carolina
  20. San Diego State
  21. Gonzaga
  22. UMass
  23. Iowa
  24. Colorado
  25. Missouri
And, last but not least, UMass held steady at No. 2 in the Mid Major Top 15 over at Mid Major Madness.
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