After three weeks at the top, the Syracuse Orange are now down to 4th in the latest AP poll, following a nightmare week which featured an embarrassing home loss to Boston College and a controversial road loss to Duke.

 

SU became the first No. 1 team to lose two games in the same week since Texas in January 2010, but their 25-2 overall record keeps them in the top 5 for the 13th straight week.

 

Florida, Wichita State, and Arizona are the three teams ahead of the Cuse, and they all receive first place votes. Despite beating SU on Saturday, a loss to rival North Carolina earlier in the week keeps Duke behind the Orange at #6.

 

Another tough week for the Cuse begins right away, with a game at Maryland tonight at 7 on ESPN. And 12th-ranked Virginia awaits SU on Saturday.

 

AP Top 25 Poll Week 17

 
                                               (###) Number of first place votes 
1
Florida (47)
Record: 25-2
PV Rank
2
Points
1,606
2
Record: 29-0
3
1,549
3
Record: 25-2
4
1,494
4
Record: 25-2
1
1,410
5
Record: 21-6
8
1,310
6
Record: 22-6
5
1,286
7
11
1,152
8
Record: 24-3
9
1,113
9
Record: 23-4
11
1,103
10
Record: 25-2
10
1,047
11
7
921
12
Record: 23-5
14
909
13
Record: 23-3
6
886
14
Record: 22-5
16
818
15
Record: 21-5
17
709
16
Record: 19-7
20
653
17
Record: 21-6
18
629
18
Record: 22-6
13
552
19
Record: 20-7
26
440
20
Record: 19-7
15
418
21
22
288
22
Record: 22-6
24
253
23
28
155
24
Record: 20-7
19
129
25
Record: 21-5
32
113