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Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 | 10:45 a.m.
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The UNLV basketball team has dropped out of the Associated Press rankings after its loss last week at New Mexico.
In the poll released Monday, the Rebels were one of four teams ranked last week to fall out of the top 25. UNLV, which was No. 24 last week, received 26 votes from the 65-member media panel — good enough for 30th place. No. 25 Marquette received 126 votes.
San Diego State (14-2), which Wednesday hosts UNLV in a crucial Mountain West Conference game, is ranked No. 15. New Mexico (15-2) is No. 19. Boise State (nine votes) and Wyoming (one vote) of the Mountain West also received votes.
Louisville moved from No. 3 last week to No. 1, after previous undefeated teams Duke and Michigan lost last week. Indiana jumped from No. 5 to No. 2, receiving 13 first-place votes. No. 4 Kansas and No. 5 Michigan each got one first-place vote. The four new members of the top-25 are: Oregon, VCU, UCLA and Marquette.
UNLV, however, is still ranked in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll at No. 23. San Diego State is No. 14 and New Mexico No. 21 in that poll.