For the first-time in 312 weeks – the streak started in 2001 -- Stanford is no longer ranked in the AP Top 25 poll. Their streak was tied for third longest all-time in the AP Poll with Duke.
After a Final Four appearance last year, the Cardinal have not had the strongest start to the season sitting at 6-6 thus far. Stanford lost key contributors last season from that deep post-season run and have battled a handful of Top 25 teams this year.
The Cardinal already holds losses against Ohio State twice (#5 and #9 at those meetings), No. 1 UConn, when Baylor was ranked No. 9 in the nation, and most recently last week against No. 7 Tennessee. Another tough loss last week which might have contributed to Stanford dropping out of the rankings was being upset by a very strong Western Illinois team.