Syracuse moves up to No. 6 in the rankings

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Syracuse moved up three spots to No. 6 in the latest round of AP polls released Monday morning.

Syracuse defeated then-No. 25 Notre Dame on Monday. The Orange then cruised past St. John’s on Sunday as James Southerland returned to the SU lineup after missing six games with an eligibility issue.

Syracuse will be on the road this week, with games at Connecticut on Wednesday and at Seton Hall on Saturday.

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Indiana (26 first place votes) took the top spot followed by Duke (20), Miami (17), Michigan and Gonzaga (2). The No. 3 ranking is the highest in Hurricanes history.

Louisville (12), Georgetown (15), Pittsburgh (16), Marquette (18) and Notre Dame (21) were the other ranked Big East teams.

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