Surely you figured it had to happen.

And it became official Monday afternoon.

West Virginia University’s men’s basketball dropped out of The Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Top 25 polls.

Coach John Beilein’s young bunch had been ranked No. 21 in both before going on the road last week and bowing to Notre Dame 61-58 and Marquette 81-63.

Now 13-3 overall and 3-2 in the Big East, the Mountaineers entertain South Florida at home on Wednesday night. The Bulls are 10-8 and 1-3 following Sunday’s 74-59 victory over Cincinnati in Tampa.

Beilein had cautioned after WVU’s wins over Connecticut, Villanova and St. John’s in the Coliseum that his wasn’t the best 13-1 team in the country. He admittedly expected some tougher times on the road.

“I think some reality set in,” the veteran coach told reporters after Saturday’s shellacking at Marquette (15-4), which did return to The AP’s rankings in the No. 24 spot.

Pitt (16-2) moved up a notch to No. 6 in both polls Monday. Notre Dame is the only other team ranked – No. 20 in both polls.

Besides West Virginia, perennial power No. 22 Connecticut also fell out of both Top 25 listings. The Huskies (13-3) are third among the also-rans in The AP poll with 71 points followed by WVU fourth with 21.

UConn is 26th in the USA Today/ESPN ranks with 62 poll points. The Mountaineers are 28th with 37 points.

Other Big East teams with also-ran status include Georgetown, Syracuse and Marquette (in the coaches’ poll).

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