New Poll Coming with a New No. 1 2/24/14
UNDATED — The last seven days were pretty rough for the Syracuse Orange. Riding high as the top team in the AP men's basketball poll last Monday, the team coached by Jim Boeheim (BAY'-hym) lost both of its games last week. First came a 62-59 overtime loss to Boston College, spoiling the team's unbeaten season, then a 66-60 loss at Duke yesterday.
All that sets the stage for a return to the No. 1 spot by Florida. The Gators, who are 25-2, won both of their games last week. Unbeaten Wichita State, which is 29-0, was ranked third last week and looks to be on its way to a higher ranking with two wins last week.
As far as tonight's schedule, the pre-poll agenda has Syracuse playing at Maryland with eighth-ranked Kansas at home to Oklahoma.