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Tennessee falls out of AP Top 25

Rough week for basketball.

Tennessee v Cincinnati Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

After another poor effort against Cincinnati, Tennessee has dropped out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since the beginning of the season. The Vols dropped consecutive games to Memphis, then Cincinnati. They were able to bounce back against Jacksonville State on Saturday, but also lost senior point guard Lamonte Turner on that day.

Turner will undergo shoulder surgery, which will end his Tennessee career.

So now a struggling Tennessee team will have to find a new way to play, featuring an offense that runs through Jordan Bowden and Josiah James. All of this just days before SEC play begins.

This week’s AP Poll featured a ton of movement in what has been a truly wild season to this point. Another No. 1 team was crowned — this time being Gonzaga. Ohio State moved to No. 2, while Louisville, Duke and Kansas took the rest of the top five.

Kentucky tumbled to 19th after taking losses to Utah and Ohio State. Virginia fell to No. 16 after taking a loss to South Carolina.

Bruce Pearl’s Auburn Tigers cracked the top ten, checking in at 8th with a still perfect record.

New AP Top 25

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Ohio State
  3. Louisville
  4. Duke
  5. Kansas
  6. Oregon
  7. Baylor
  8. Auburn
  9. Memphis
  10. Villanova
  11. Michigan
  12. Butler
  13. Maryland
  14. Michigan State
  15. San Diego State
  16. Virginia
  17. Florida State
  18. Dayton
  19. Kentucky
  20. Penn State
  21. Washington
  22. West Virginia
  23. Texas Tech
  24. Arizona
  25. Iowa