The Connecticut Huskies fell in the latest NCAA basketball rankings after dropping two close contests during the past week.
UConn lost back-to-back three-point affairs, Wednesday against the Cincinnati Bearcats and Saturday at the Tennessee Volunteers, to drop to No. 24 in the AP Top 25 and No. 19 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. The Huskies were No. 13 and No. 11 in the respective polls last week.
Syracuse dropped from the top of the rankings after falling for the first time this season and the Kentucky Wildcats slid into the top spot. The Wildcats were the unanimous top choice in the ESPN/USA Today poll, followed by Missouri, Ohio State, Syracuse and Kansas.
Harvard rose to No. 23 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll after beating Dartmouth in its only game this week, 54-38. The Crimson have won four straight after a surprising loss to Fordham.