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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Big East Has Five Teams In Both Polls

The Syracuse Orange is the top Big East team in the latest college basketball rankings.

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Both the Associated Press and the USA Today/ESPN coaches polls have Syracuse leading a pack of five Big East schools. Syracuse holds steady at No. 2 in both polls, receiving two No. 1 votes in the AP poll.

Georgetown, which took Syracuse to overtime on Feb. 8, rose two spots in both polls to No. 10 in the AP and No. 9 in the Coaches. Marquette rose six spots in both polls to No. 12 in the AP and No. 13 in the Coaches. Louisville rose five spots in both polls to No. 19 in the AP, No. 18 in the Coaches. Notre Dame rounds out the the Big East representation, cracking the top 25 in both polls, No. 23 in the AP and No. 25 in the Coaches.

Kentucky holds No. 1 with Missouri, Kansas and Duke rounding out the top five. Missouri holds No. 3 in both polls, Kansas No. 4 in the AP and No. 5 in the coaches, while Duke is No. 5 in the AP and No. 4 in the coaches. The big fall was by Murray State after its first loss of the season to Tennessee State, losing seven spots in both polls to land at No. 16 in the AP and No. 14 in the Coaches.

No local teams are represented in the poll.

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