The Georgetown Hoyas (10-1) improved to No. 12 in the latest AP poll following their second victory against the Memphis Tigers of the 2011/12 campaign. It's Georgetown's fourth straight week in the top 25 and represents a significant improvement over No. 16, which is where the Hoyas ranked in each of the previous two polls.
The Syracuse Orange (13-0) remain perfect and atop the poll for the third straight week; they earned 54 of a possible 65 first-place votes. The Ohio St. Buckeyes (12-1) follow them at No. 2, with the Kentucky Wildcats (11-1) at No. 3, Louisville Cardinals (12-0) at No. 4, and North Caroline Tar Heels (11-2) at No. 5.
The Big East is well represented in the poll. In addition to Syracuse and Louisville, the No. 9 Connecticut Huskies (10-1) also rank ahead of Georgetown. The No. 14 Marquette Golden Eagles (11-1) and No. 22 Pittsburgh Panthers (11-2) also appear, though both teams fell from last week.
Georgetown faces a tough test Wednesday when it visits Louisville to start Big East play.