70
      Friday
      78 / 59
      Saturday
      83 / 63
      Sunday
      82 / 63

      Syracuse back up to #6 in this week's AP basketball poll

      The return of James Southerland and a couple of high-profile conference wins have propelled the Syracuse Orange up the national rankings after almost falling out of the top ten last week.

      In the latest Associated Press college basketball poll, the Orange are back up to #6. This comes on the heels of their defeats of Notre Dame last Monday and St. John's Sunday afternoon. In the latter victory, SU welcomed senior forward James Southerland back to the active roster after he won his appeal Friday afternoon and was reinstated from academic ineligibility.

      The Orange are ranked one slot lower in the coaches poll, coming in at #7 this week.

      Here are the top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 10, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

      1. Indiana (26) 21-3 1,559 12. Duke (20) 21-2 1,515 43. Miami (17) 19-3 1,499 84. Michigan 21-3 1,428 35. Gonzaga (2) 23-2 1,371 66. Syracuse 20-3 1,293 97. Florida 19-3 1,286 28. Michigan St. 20-4 1,178 129. Arizona 20-3 1,062 710. Kansas St. 19-4 1,012 1311. Butler 20-4 943 1412. Louisville 19-5 842 1113. Ohio St. 17-6 828 1014. Kansas 19-4 823 515. Georgetown 17-4 679 2016. Pittsburgh 20-5 591 2317. Oklahoma St. 17-5 587 2218. Marquette 17-5 493 2419. New Mexico 20-4 433 1520. Wisconsin 17-7 305 -21. Notre Dame 19-5 264 2522. Memphis 20-3 193 -23. Oregon 19-5 137 1924. Colorado St. 19-4 125 -25. Kentucky 17-6 87 -

      Others receiving votes: Minnesota 80, Missouri 69, Cincinnati 68, Saint Mary's (Cal) 62, Creighton 56, San Diego St. 53, Louisiana Tech 43, VCU 35, Saint Louis 34, Illinois 26, NC State 24, Akron 12, UCLA 8, UNLV 6, Indiana St. 5, Virginia 4, Wichita St. 3, Belmont 2, Mississippi 1, Oklahoma 1.

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      (Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)