Syracuse remained on top of The AP poll for the fifth straight week. They received 60 first-place votes from the 65 available. Kentucky, which got the other No. 1 votes, North Carolina and Baylor remained second through fourth. Ohio State moved up to fifth.
In the Coaches Poll, the Orange kept pace at No. 1 with 30 of the 31 first-place votes. Kentucky received the lone other vote. North Carolina, Baylor and OSU round out the top-five.
Big East schools in the rankings include Georgetown (11/11), Louisville (14/15), UConn (17/16), Marquette (25/24) and Seton Hall (24/UNR). That's right, despite the fact that they're 14-2, have an RPI of 3 and own recent wins over UConn and West Virginia, the coaches didn't think the Hall was rank-worthy. Good work, guys.
According to Real Time RPI, Syracuse is not only No. 1 but their schedule is No. 1 in the S.O.S. rankings. Four of the five top SOS rankings are Big East schools.
Sagarin has the Orange at No. 1 with a 93.69 score. They're followed by Kentucky, Ohio State, Indiana and Michigan State.
The Massey Ratings have the Orange at No. 1 overall, followed by Kentucky, Baylor, OSU and Indiana.
SB Nation released it's first bracket of the year and Syracuse is the No. 1 seed in the East. Bring it, Long Island.