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USC Men's Basketball: Trojans fall from AP and USA Today rankings

The Trojans losing to Arizona and Arizona State has dropped them from the AP and USA Today rankings.

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Last week the USC Trojans men's basketball team found themselves sitting at 23 in both the AP and Coaches rankings. USC responded with consecutive road losses to Arizona State and Arizona. The Trojans have struggled on the road this season, and seem to struggle when they are ranked. The Trojans cracked the rankings earlier in the season but responded with defeat that time as well. USC is still projected by make the NCAA Tournament.

Villanova is number one in both polls. Xavier also finds itself in the top 10 in both polls. You may recall the Trojans lost to Xavier back in November, the Trojans' first lost of the season and their first game away from the Galen Center. Pac-12 foes Arizona and Oregon (both have victories over USC this season) were also ranked in both polls.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Points
1 Villanova Wildcats (44) 22-3 1601
2 Kansas Jayhawks (21) 21-4 1578
3 Oklahoma Sooners 20-4 1471
4 Iowa Hawkeyes 20-5 1349
5 North Carolina Tar Heels 21-4 1343
6 Maryland Terrapins 22-4 1248
7 Virginia Cavaliers 20-5 1188
8 Xavier Musketeers 22-3 1174
8
Michigan State Spartans 21-5 1174
10 West Virginia Mountaineers
20-5 1094
11 Miami-Florida Hurricanes
20-4 1036
12 Arizona Wildcats
21-5 823
13 Iowa State Cyclones
18-7 742
14 Kentucky Wildcats
19-6 692
15 Dayton Flyers
21-3 681
16 Oregon Ducks
20-6 529
17 Purdue Boilermakers
20-6 497
18 Louisville Cardinals
19-6 494
19 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
18-7 489
20 Duke Blue Devils
19-6 462
21 SMU Mustangs
21-3 441
22 Indiana Hoosiers
20-6 232
23 Providence Friars
19-7 125
24 Texas Longhorns
16-9 123
25 Baylor Bears
18-7 97

USA Today Coaches PoIl

Rank Team Record Points
1 Villanova (25) 22-3 785
2 Kansas (7) 21-4 764
3 Oklahoma 20-4 680
4 North Carolina 21-4 674
5 Maryland 22-4 636
6 Iowa 20-5 624
7 Xavier 22-3 615
8 Virginia 20-5 489
9 Michigan State 21-5 560
10 Miami 20-4 558
11 West Virginia 20-5 488
12 Arizona 21-5 425
13 Dayton 21-3 382
14 Kentucky 19-6 346
15 Iowa State 18-7 319
16 Purdue 20-6 298
17 Oregon 20-6 259
18 Notre Dame 18-7 203
19 Duke 19-6 183
20 Providence 19-7 161
21 Indiana 20-6 154
22 Baylor 18-7 109
23 South Carolina 21-4 108
24 Texas A&M 18-7 106
25 Texas 16-9 73