Syracuse drops to No. 17 in rankings

Syracuse, losers of three straight games, dropped five spots down to No. 17 in the latest round of polls released on Monday afternoon. It is the lowest ranking for the team since Feb. 21, 2011.

The Orange went 0-2 last week, with losses to Marquette and Louisville. They will finish the regular season hosting DePaul on Wednesday before traveling to Washington DC to play Georgetown on Saturday.

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Gonzaga took the top spot in the rankings for the first time in school history, receiving 51 first place votes. No. 2 Indiana got 7 first place votes, while No. 3 Duke received 5. Kansas and Georgetown (who got two first place votes) rounded out the top 5.

Louisville (8), Marquette (15), Pittsburgh (20) and Notre Dame (24) were the other Big East schools in the top 25.

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About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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