Syracuse (SU Athletics/WSYR-TV) – 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.
3. Ohio St.
9. North Carolina
15. Michigan St.
16. NC State
20. Oklahoma St.
25. San Diego St.