College Basketball Rankings, Jan. 23: First Loss Drops Syracuse To No. 3 In AP Poll, No. 4 In USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

The latest college basketball rankings have been released, and the Syracuse Orange men's basketball team fell from the top spot in both the AP and USA Today/Coaches polls to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. The Orange (20-1, 7-1 Big East Conference) had their school record 20-game win streak snapped Saturday at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 67-58.

Meanwhile, the Kentucky Wildcats are No. 1 in both polls, while the Missouri Tigers are No. 2. The Ohio St. Buckeyes are No. 3 in the Coaches' but No. 4 in the AP, while the Kansas Jayhawks round out the top five.

As for the Big East, the Georgetown Hoyas moved up to No. 10/9, the Marquette Golden Eagles are to No. 18/17 and the Louisville Cardinals are No. 25 in the Coaches' but not ranked in the AP. Surprisingly, the Cincinnati Bearcats and West Virginia Mountaineers are not ranked in either polls.

Here's the AP Poll.

1.) Kentucky Wildcats (19-1)
2) Missouri Tigers (18-1)
3) Syracuse Orange (12-1)
4) Ohio St. Buckeyes (17-3)
5) Kansas Jayhawks (16-3)
6) Baylor Bears (17-2)
7) North Carolina Tar Heels (16-3)
8) Duke Blue Devils (16-3)
9) Georgetown Hoyas (16-3)
10) Michigan St. Spartans (16-4)
11) Murray St. Racers (20-0)
12) UNLV Runnin' Rebels (18-3)
13) San Diego St. Aztecs (17-2)
14) Florida Gators (15-4)
15) Creighton Bluejays (18-2)
16) Indiana Hoosiers (16-4)
17) Marquette Golden Eagles (15-4)
18) Mississippi St. Bulldogs (16-4)
19) Virginia Cavaliers (15-3)
20) Michigan Wolverines (15-5)
21) St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels (19-2)
22) Kansas St. Wildcats (14-4)
23) Florida St. Seminoles (13-6)
24) Connecticut Huskies (14-5)
25) Wisconsin Badgers (16-4)

Here's the USA Today's Coaches poll:

1.) Kentucky Wildcats (19-1)
2) Missouri Tigers (18-1)
3) Ohio St. Buckeyes (17-3)
4) Syracuse Orange (12-1)
5) Kansas Jayhawks (16-3)
6) Duke Blue Devils (16-3)
7) Baylor Bears (17-2)
8) North Carolina Tar Heels (16-3)
9) Murray St. Racers (20-0)
10) Georgetown Hoyas (16-3)
11) Michigan St. Spartans (16-4)
12) San Diego St. Aztecs (17-2)
13) Florida Gators (15-4)
14) Creighton Bluejays (18-2)
15) UNLV Runnin' Rebels (18-3)
16) Mississippi St. Bulldogs (16-4)
17) Indiana Hoosiers (16-4)
18) Marquette Golden Eagles (15-4)
19) Connecticut Huskies (14-5)
20) St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels (19-2)
21) Virginia Cavaliers (15-3)
22) Michigan Wolverines (15-5)
23) Harvard Crimson (16-2)
24) Kansas St. Wildcats (14-4)
25) Louisville Cardinals (15-5)
25) Wisconsin Badgers (16-4)

SB Nation's blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician is all about the Orange. For more on Big East basketball, visit the SB Nation blog Big East Coast Bias. If you're a college basketball nut, well, SB Nation's college basketball hub will solve your hoops cravings.

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