After a loss at home to Old Dominion, Georgetown has dropped from #11 to #14 in the seventh AP Poll of the season. Up until this week, Georgetown had slowly inched its way forward from its #20 pre-season poll spot.
Jumping ahead of Georgetown were Michigan State, who moved from #12 to #9 after beating the IPFW Mastodons, Connecticut, who moved from #14 to #11 after beating UCF, Kansas State, who moved from #17 to #12 after beating Alabama, and New Mexico, who moved from #19 to #13 after beating Northern Arizona and Creighton.
Tennessee, who was #9, fell below the Hoyas to #16 after losing to USC.
Out of all the ranked teams that lost this week, Georgetown's fall in the rankings was the most mild. The Hoyas fell three spots, while Tennesse dropped seven, Florida dropped five, Texas Tech dropped seven, Gonzaga dropped ten and Cincinnati and Georgia Tech dropped out of the rankings.
Temple also sneaked into the Top 25 after beating Seton Hall, their second straight win against a Big East team. Georgetown has defeated three teams currently ranked in the Top 25, more than any other team in the country (yes, Cuse beat three teams once ranked, but California is far from being ranked again).
The Big East and Big 12 both have five ranked teams, the SEC has four, the Big 10 and ACC have three each and the Pac-10 has one.
Four writers currently have Georgetown unranked. Steve DeShazo of the Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, VA was most disappointed by Georgetown's loss to ODU, dropping the Hoyas from #8 to unranked in one week.