76
      Saturday
      83 / 65
      Sunday
      83 / 64
      Monday
      85 / 66

      Syracuse drops to #4 in AP poll, 5th in coaches poll after two losses last week

      Syracuse??s reign at the top of the college basketball world has ended.

      After a three-week stint atop the Associated Press men??s basketball poll, the Orange fell to #4 this week after losses to Boston College on Wednesday and Duke on Saturday. The losses were SU??s first two of the season after starting out 25-0, and at 12-2 in the ACC they now find themselves a game and a half behind #12 Virginia (23-5, 14-1 ACC) with four games remaining in the regular season.

      In fact, the Orange don??t get much time to dwell on their back-to-back defeats as they are in College Park, Maryland to take on the Terrapins as part of ESPN??s ??Big Monday?? doubleheader. The Orange and the Terps are scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m. tonight on ESPN.

      SU dropped to 5th in the USA Today coaches poll, behind Florida, Wichita State, Arizona, and Louisville. Duke is 7th.

      The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

      Record ?? Points ?? Previous Rank

      1. Florida (47) 25-2 1,606 22. Wichita St. (14) 29-0 1,549 33. Arizona (4) 25-2 1,494 44. Syracuse 25-2 1,410 15. Kansas 21-6 1,310 86. Duke 22-6 1,286 57. Louisville 23-4 1,152 118. Villanova 24-3 1,113 99. Creighton 23-4 1,103 1110. Saint Louis 25-2 1,047 1011. Cincinnati 24-4 921 712. Virginia 23-5 909 1413. San Diego St. 23-3 886 614. Wisconsin 22-5 818 1615. Iowa St. 21-5 709 1716. Michigan 19-7 653 2017. Kentucky 21-6 629 1818. Michigan St. 22-6 552 1319. North Carolina 20-7 440 -20. Iowa 19-7 418 1521. Memphis 21-6 288 2222. Ohio St. 22-6 253 2423. SMU 22-6 155 -24. Texas 20-7 129 1925. New Mexico 21-5 113 -

      Others receiving votes: UConn 81, UCLA 41, Oklahoma 35, Stephen F. Austin 11, UMass 9, Gonzaga 2, Green Bay 2, NC Central 1.

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