Monday, December 27, 2010

Owls ranked 25th in latest AP Poll

The three-time defending Atlantic 10 Conference champion Temple Owls have returned to college basketball’s Top 25 after a four-week absence.    Temple is ranked No. 25 in the latest Associated Press poll released Monday, December 27.  The Owls had a streak of 16 consecutive weeks ranked among the nation’s Top 25 end with the release of the November 29 polls.

Temple, which is also second among others receiving votes in the latest ESPN/USA Today poll (12/27), has won six straight since dropping two of three games at the Old Spice Classic Thanksgiving weekend. Among those six wins is a 68-65 victory over Georgetown currently ninth in both polls. 

The Owls (9-2) next travel to No. 8 Villanova for a Thursday night Philadelphia Big 5 showdown.  The game will be televised live by ESPN2 and broadcast on 1210 AM WPHT.

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