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Published January 26, 2009, 01:35 PM

Gophers fall out of Top 25, ranked 24th in coaches poll

After a split this week, including a home loss to ranked Purdue and a road win at Indiana on Sunday, the Minnesota Gophers still fell out of this week's Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll.

After a split this week, including a home loss to ranked Purdue and a road win at Indiana on Sunday, the Minnesota Gophers still fell out of this week's Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll.

The Gophers (17-3 overall, 5-3 Big Ten) were ranked 21st last week.

Minnesota remained in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll at No. 24, dropping three spots from a week ago.

The Gophers have only one game this week, hosting No. 19 Illinois Thursday at 8 p.m.

Michigan State continues to be the top-ranked Big Ten team at No. 9 this week, down two spots from a week ago. Purdue climbs two spots to No. 16, with Illinois the only other Big Ten team ranked.

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