After the top three teams in the country - Kansas, Kentucky and Purdue - lost over the weekend, the Orangemen of Syracuse found themselves at the top of the heap thanks largely to a 95-77 rout of Villanova on Saturday.
The 27-2 Orangemen are ranked #1 for the first time during the regular season since 1990. They received 59 of a possible 65 first-place votes in the most recent AP poll (see sidebar, below), followed by Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Kansas State. Ohio State moved up to #6.
Syracuse has not lost on the road this season, with an 11-0 mark away from the Carrier Dome.