In the Hoyas' lone game since the last poll, they knocked off the Howard Bisons, 62-48, despite shooting 16-of-49 (32.7 percent) from the field. Georgetown's ability to work its way to the foul line--it had 42 free throw attempts to Howard's 22--proved to be the difference.
Though the teams in the top 15 in this poll remain unchanged, there have been a few changes, most notably the Syracuse Orange (10-0) taking over the No. 1 ranking. The Orange, who ranked No. 3 last week, earned 51 first-place votes out of a possible 65 in claiming the top spot. The Ohio St. Buckeyes (8-1) held steady at No. 2, while the Kentucky Wildcats (8-1) fell to No. 3 following their loss to the No. 19 Indiana Hoosiers over the weekend. The Louisville Cardinals (9-0) and North Carolina Tar Heels (8-2) round out the top five.
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