LocalSYR

Orange moves up again in AP poll

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team improved its spot in the Associated Press poll again after an 88-57 win over Wagner in its first game of the season at the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/AP) – The Syracuse University men’s basketball team improved its spot in the Associated Press poll again after an 88-57 win over Wagner in its first game of the season at the Carrier Dome.

Ranked No. 8 last week, the Orange are now ranked sixth.

Indiana is still a runaway No. 1 and Louisville is again a solid second. Then come the changes, with Kentucky dropping five spots to eighth.

The Hoosiers (3-0) received 46 first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. The Cardinals (5-0) get the other 19 No. 1 votes.

Ohio State and Michigan both moved up one place to third and fourth, while Duke, which beat Kentucky, jumps from ninth to fifth. After Syracuse; Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona rounded out the Top Ten.

Oklahoma State, at No. 20, and Colorado, at 23, are the week's newcomers, replaced Notre Dame and Wisconsin. The Cowboys (4-0) were last ranked during the 2006-07 season. Colorado (4-0) was last in the Top 25 when the Buffaloes were ranked for the final eight polls of 1996-97.

AP Top 25 Poll

1. Indiana (46)    3-0    1,602    1
    2. Louisville (19)    3-0    1,579    2
    3. Ohio St.    3-0    1,404    4
    4. Michigan    3-0    1,388    5
    5. Duke    3-0    1,372    9
    6. Syracuse    2-0    1,291    8
    7. Florida    3-0    1,203    10
    8. Kentucky    2-1    1,166    3
    9. North Carolina    3-0    1,064    11
    10. Arizona    2-0    983    12
    11. UCLA    3-0    845    13
    12. Kansas    2-1    797    7
    13. Missouri    3-0    794    14
    14. Creighton    3-0    721    15
    15. Michigan St.    2-1    692    21
    16. NC State    3-1    600    6
    17. Gonzaga    3-0    559    19
    18. UNLV    2-0    556    18
    19. Memphis    2-0    548    17
    20. Oklahoma St.    4-0    449    -
    21. UConn    4-0    321    23
    22. Cincinnati    3-0    265    24
    23. Colorado    4-0    237    -
    24. Baylor    4-1    202    16
    25. San Diego St.    2-1    98    25   
Page: [[$index + 1]]