Syracuse moves to No. 1 in AP Top 25; Kentucky falls to third
The Syracuse basketball program is in the headlines for a very different reason: The Orange are No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25.
After spending weeks in the news when former assistant coach Bernie Fine was alleged to have molested two former ball boys, Syracuse moves into the top spot Monday for the fourth time overall and the first time since a one-week appearance late in 2009-10.
The Orange (10-0) jumped from third to No. 1 following losses this weekend by Kentucky and Ohio State. They received 51 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.
Syracuse was No. 1 in the 1987-88 preseason poll and for six weeks in 1989-90.
Ohio State (8-1), which lost to Kansas, stays second, while Kentucky (8-1) drops from first to third following the loss to Indiana. The Hoosiers, one of four newcomers this week, move in at 18th, their first appearance since 2007-08.
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