Murray State earns first national ranking since 1998
After beating Memphis last night and improving to 10-0 on the season, Murray State enters this week's Associated Press poll ranked 24th in the country. It's the first time the Racers have been ranked since they were 25th in 1998 and their highest ranking since February, 1971 when the Racers were 17th.
Murray State is 27th in this week's coaches poll.
The University of Kentucky dropped to third in The Associated Press Top 25 after losing at Indiana on Saturday and IU (9-0) moved into the poll at No. 18, the first Top 25 appearance for the Hoosiers since 2007-08.
Louisville (9-0) moved up a spot to No. 4, and Murray State (10-) entered the poll at No. 24 after winning at Memphis.
Syracuse is the new No. 1
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) 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, stayed second.
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