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College Basketball Rankings: Despite Loss, Georgetown Improves To No. 10

Losses by other teams in the Top 25 helped Georgetown improve to No. 10 even though it went just 1-1 since the last poll.

The Georgetown Hoyas (14-3) check in at No. 10 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, released Monday, improving one spot from the previous poll despite losing to the Cincinnati Bearcats in between. Of the five Big East teams appearing in the poll, Georgetown is second only to the unbeaten Syracuse Orange (19-0), who remain at No. 1 for the sixth straight week.

Syracuse, the Kentucky Wildcats (17-1), Baylor Bears (17-0), Duke Blue Devils (15-2), and Missouri Tigers (16-1) make up the top five. The Ohio St. Buckeyes (16-3), North Carolina Tar Heels (15-3), Michigan St. Spartans (15-3), and Indiana Hoosiers (15-3) suffered losses during the week, which dropped them several spots, with Indiana falling to No. 11 and UNC dipping to No. 8 after coming in at No. 3 in the previous poll.

Syracuse, Georgetown, the Connecticut Huskies (14-3, No. 13), Marquette Golden Eagles (14-4, No. 21), and Louisville Cardinals (14-4, No. 23) represent the Big East in Monday's poll.

The Hoyas aren't slated to face another ranked team until Feb. 1, when they host Connecticut at Verizon Center. Their Big East schedule continues Tuesday against the DePaul Blue Demons.

For more on the Hoyas, please visit Casual Hoya, SB Nation's Georgetown blog. For coverage of the Big East, please visit Big East Coast Bias, SB Nation's blog about the Big East.