How far will UConn slide?

P Zack Fremantle, Xavier Cavalry. (Photo by Dylan Boyle/Getty Images)

UCONN is no longer undefeated after falling to Xavier on Saturday. How far will they slide in this week’s college basketball power ratings?

Another team fell from the ranks of the undefeated after UCONN’s Xavier stumbled at the bustling Cintas Center on New Year’s Eve. The Knights dominated the game jumping against the Huskies, who have been playing a little lately with the burden of an undefeated campaign hanging over them.

There are only two teams left with a perfect record as we enter 2023, so how will those teams fare in this week’s college basketball power rankings? Find out, along with how much UCONN slipped, below, but we’ll start with this week’s honorable mentions.

Week 9 Basketball Power Rankings – Honorable Mentions

Note: All ratings referenced in this story are based on Week 8 AP Top 25 Poll.

Xavier, New Mexico, Texas, Wisconsin, University of California

We’ve had quite a bit of turnover in this section of last week’s rankings as Arkansas, Baylor and Kentucky all lost at least once while Tennessee jumped into the top 10 at the expense of Texas, which slipped after a sluggish showing in Oklahoma on Saturday. All this movement has created openings for three new teams, including the Knights, who could climb into the top 10 next week if they can build on the momentum of their upset win.

It’s also time to welcome New Mexico to the Honor Roll as the only undefeated team in the country outside of Purdue. The Lobos will have a big job keeping this run alive in the loaded Mountain West but Richard Pitino’s team deserves credit for a great start.

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