SMU still has work to do to make the NCAA Tournament.

With Sunday’s loss to Temple, the Mustangs dropped out of the Top-25 and down 10 spots in the RPI to 49. The RPI is used by the NCAA Tournament Committee to help determine seedings.

SMU (20-6 9-4 in the American Athletic Conference) is 3-1 against top-25 teams this season, with wins over then-No. 17 Connecticut, then-No. 22 Memphis and then-No. 7 Cincinnati. But the wins have been coupled with losses.

After beating Cincinnati, the Mustangs last week made their first appearance in the poll since 1985, at No. 23. They followed with a victory at Rutgers before the Temple loss last Sunday.

Their win over Memphis was preceded by a loss to South Florida. And the UConn victory was sandwiched between losses to ranked teams Cincinnati and Louisville.

The Mustangs return to action on Wednesday against Houston. They are 13-0 at home, including 7-0 at Moody Coliseum. All three remaining home games are sold out.

But they have a tough closing stretch with three of their final five games against ranked opponents UConn (Feb. 23), Louisville (March 5) and Memphis (March 8). UConn and Memphis are on the road.