Jim Boeheim's Syracuse Orange are No. 1 in the Top 25 (and one)
Syracuse's win over Duke combined with Arizona's loss at California moved the Orange to No. 1 in the Top 25 (and one).
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- After the game was over and the column was filed, I settled into a booth with a few friends at Faegan's Pub near the Carrier Dome to grab a late drink and bite to eat. Predictably, the place was full of Syracuse fans in Syracuse gear -- all of whom were celebrating a win over Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils, most of whom were singing along to the same songs I remember hearing in bars when I was in college too many years ago.
Arizona-California was not on any of the televisions.
So nobody was watching it.
But at some point a guy grabbed a microphone and announced that Arizona had just lost to Cal. He then followed that with this: "Cuse is going to be mother-[expletive] No. 1!"
There were loud cheers from everybody.
Because everybody knew he was mother-[expletive] right.
The Top 25 (and one) updates every morning and also on Sunday nights.
Here's the latest version:
(Click this link to view each team's previous ranking, recent results, future schedule, etc.)
- Syracuse (21-0)
- Arizona (21-1)
- San Diego State (19-1)
- Florida (19-2)
- Villanova (19-2)
- Wichita State (23-0)
- Michigan State (19-3)
- Kansas (16-5)
- Iowa State (16-4)
- Michigan (16-4)
- Duke (17-5)
- Cincinnati (20-2)
- Saint Louis (20-2)
- Creighton (18-3)
- Texas (17-4)
- Iowa (17-5)
- Oklahoma (17-5)
- Louisville (18-4)
- Connecticut (17-4)
- Pittsburgh (18-3)
- UCLA (17-4)
- Oklahoma State (16-5)
- Memphis (16-5)
- Virginia (16-5)
- Kentucky (16-5)
- Gonzaga (20-3)
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