Syracuse Remains Ranked 18th in Latest AP Poll

Syracuse's Tyus Battle, left, dribbles to the basket against Monmouth's Justin Robinson, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Syracuse won 71-50. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
Monday, Nov 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm by Kevin Ryans

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll released Monday, Syracuse Men’s Basketball remained ranked 18th in the country.

In two games last week against Holy Cross and Monmouth, SU won by a combined 65 points.

Kentucky is now ranked number one in the country after it received 42 first place votes. Last week’s number one, Duke, fell to number six after a loss to Kansas at Madison Square Garden.

Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams made the Top 25 this week as North Carolina (4th), Virginia (7th), and Louisville (10th) are in along with Duke and Syracuse. Florida State just missed being in the rankings as voters gave Michigan a slight edge over the Seminoles for the 25th spot.

The Orange look to keep pace with the top teams in the country this week when they take on South Carolina State in the Carrier Dome Tuesday at 7 p.m., and South Carolina at the Barclays Center Saturday at 2:30 p.m. as part of the Brooklyn Holiday Hoops Invitational.