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NCAA College Basketball Rankings: Syracuse No. 5

The Syracuse Orange are No. 5 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll this week. As it has been throughout the early part of the season the Big East Conference is well represented among the Top 25 in both polls.

Connecticut is No. 4 in both polls, and the Pittsburgh Panthers are No. 6. Villanova is No. 8 in both polls. The Georgetown Hoyas are 10th in the AP poll and ninth in the USA Today/ESPN one. The AP Poll has Notre Dame at 20 and the USA Today poll has the Fighting Irish at 22.

Syracuse defeated Iona, 83-77, in a tougher than anticipated game on Saturday. The Orange (11-0) host the Morgan State Bears tonight at the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. ET.

The Duke Blue Devils are the No. 1 team in the country according to both polls, followed by Ohio State and Kansas.