The Huskers’ 1-1 week did not result in much movement in this week’s AP and Coaches polls as Nebraska did drop out of the top-25 in the AP Poll, but not by much, and the Huskers held steady in the Coaches Poll.
The Huskers (8-2) lost at unranked Minnesota 85-78 on Wednesday then beat Creighton, which was among the other teams receiving votes outside the top 25, 94-75 on Saturday.
Nebraska dropped from No. 24 to the first team among those also receiving votes, though there are three teams tied at No. 25. Nebraska is just three points behind 25th. The Huskers are still sitting at No. 25 in the Coaches Poll.
Unbeaten Kansas jumped to No. 1 in both polls after Tennessee handed previous No. 1 Gonzaga its first loss of the season.
The AP Poll includes six Big Ten teams — No. 5 Michigan, No. 9 Michigan State, No. 15 Ohio State, No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 22 Iowa and No. 25 (tied) Indiana — with Nebraska, Maryland, Purdue and Minnesota also receiving votes. The Coaches poll includes seven Big Ten teams — No. 5 Michigan, No. 9 Michigan State, No. 14 Ohio State, No. 19 Wisconsin, No. 21 Iowa, No. 23 Maryland and No. 25 Nebraska — with Purdue and Indiana receiving votes.
The Huskers have three more nonconference games against unranked foes before diving back into Big Ten play with a trip to Maryland. This week, the Huskers will head to Sioux Falls on Sunday to take on Oklahoma State at the Sanford Pentagon.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.