For the first time this season, the Baylor Bears men’s basketball team isn’t ranked in the AP poll.

Unlike their Big 12 counterpart Kansas State, a team that fell from No. 22 to unranked, the Bears didn’t even receive a single vote from the voters. The Wildcats finished this week with five votes.

How’d Baylor get to this point, especially after being ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation at one point this season? The past three weeks haven’t been kind to the Bears.

After starting the season 12-1 with marquee wins against No. 3 Kentucky and Colorado, the Bears were considered to be one of the top teams in the nation. The only loss had come against No. 8 Syracuse, a team that is still undefeated today. Then the wheels fell off.

A 1-5 conference record hangs over a disappointing three-week stretch for Baylor as the Bears prepare for its biggest game of the season tomorrow night against West Virginia. Up to this point the only conference win for the Bears is against the winless TCU Horned Frogs. Baylor’s currently on a four-game losing streak, the longest such streak since the 2008 season when the Bears lost six straight.

Head coach Scott Drew talked with Chuck Carlton about the team’s disappointing start. He said the team is trying to keep a positive attitude while working on improving their overall shooting percentage.

‘The big picture would be we were 5-1 last year,’ Drew told Carlton, comparing this point of the season to last year where the team finished 9-9 in the conference after a 5-1 start. ‘You can get on a roll just as quick as you can get off one.’