SMU will put its new ranking to the test on Saturday against Central Florida at soldout Moody Coliseum.

After returning to the Top 25 on Feb. 10, their first appearance since 1985, the Mustangs won just once as a ranked team. A victory at Rutgers was followed by a loss at Temple.

They face a similar scenario with Saturday’s 3 p.m. contest. Back at No. 23 after beating then-No. 21 Connecticut on the road, they hope to post their first home win as a ranked team since March 9, 1985.

The Mustangs, 14-0 at home, have only two games left at Moody. They will play before another packed house against No. 7 Louisville on Wednesday and then close the regular season at No. 21 Memphis on March 8.

Five of their eight games at renovated Moody were played before capacity crowds. They will finish with seven sellouts, the most ever at Moody.

The Mustangs (22-6 11-4) moved into sole possession of third — Louisville and No. 11 Cincinnati are tied for first — in the American Athletic Conference after Memphis’ loss to Houston. UCF (11-15 3-12) has lost 11 of its last 13 games.

SMU has already clinched a first-round bye in the league tournament. Although poised for their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 years, the Mustangs need to avoid a late crash.