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SU falls to No. 9 in both major polls

The Syracuse University men’s basketball team has tumbled to No. 9 in both major polls after losing two games straight.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The Syracuse University men’s basketball team has tumbled to No. 9 in both major polls after losing two games straight.

The Orange lost to Pittsburgh 65-55 at the Peterson Events Center and to Villanova 75-71 in Philadelphia.

Indiana returned to the top of both the Associated Press Poll and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll. Rounding out the top five in both polls were Florida, Michigan, Duke, and Kansas in order.

In the Associated Press poll, Gonzaga, Arizona, Miami, Syracuse, and Ohio State completed the top 10.

In the Coaches Poll, Gonzaga, Arizona, Michigan State, Syracuse, and Ohio State completed the top 10.

Associated Press Top 25

1. Indiana (58) 20-2 1,615 3
2. Florida (7) 18-2 1,536 4
3. Michigan 20-2 1,490 1
4. Duke 19-2 1,413 5
5. Kansas 19-2 1,350 2
6. Gonzaga 21-2 1,249 7
7. Arizona 19-2 1,248 8
8. Miami 17-3 1,132 14
9. Syracuse 18-3 1,091 6
10. Ohio St. 17-4 1,033 11
11. Louisville 18-4 1,018 12
12. Michigan St. 18-4 994 13
13. Kansas St. 17-4 782 18
14. Butler 18-4 774 9
15. New Mexico 19-3 660 20
16. Creighton 20-3 578 21
17. Cincinnati 18-4 552 24
18. Minnesota 17-5 454 23
19. Oregon 18-4 390 10
20. Georgetown 16-4 364 -
21. Missouri 16-5 245 17
22. Oklahoma St. 15-5 235 -
23. Pittsburgh 18-5 207 -
24. Marquette 15-5 137 25
25. Notre Dame 18-4 132 -

Others receiving votes: Mississippi 75, NC State 64, Colorado St. 49, Wichita St. 49, Memphis 44, Wisconsin 28, Saint Mary's (Cal) 27, Louisiana Tech 24, Kentucky 21, San Diego St. 17, UNLV 13, Saint Louis 8, UCLA 8, VCU 8, Akron 4, Virginia 4, UConn 2, Belmont 1.
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