Syracuse moves up to No. 6 in polls, CJ Fair earns Big East honor

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Syracuse hung on for a tough win

Syracuse moved up one spot to No. 6 in the AP poll, released on Monday afternoon.

Louisville is the new No. 1 team after last week’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams, Duke and Michigan, lost over the weekend. The Cardinals received 36 of 65 possible first place votes, while 13 first place votes went to current No. 2 Indiana.

Duke dropped to No. 3, but still received 14 first-place votes. Kansas and Michigan rounded out the top five, each receiving one first-place vote.

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Syracuse went 2-0 last week with wins over Providence and Villanova. Fair led the way in those wins, and was named Big East Player of the Week after averaging 22.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in those games. Last week, Triche took home Player of the Week honors.

Syracuse will play Louisville on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Yum! Center.

Other ranked Big East teams included Notre Dame (20) and Marquette (25).

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