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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Georgetown Dips To No. 11 After Second Week Of Big East Play

Georgetown's 1-1 week caused it to fall out of the top 10, but it's still the second-highest-ranked Big East school. Undefeated Syracuse is still No. 1.

 (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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The Georgetown Hoyas lost for just the second time in the 2011/12 season during the second week of Big East play, contributing to their falling from No. 9 to No. 11 in the Associated Press Top 25 NCAA basketball rankings. The West Virginia Mountaineers handed them a 72-64 defeat Saturday despite 20 points from Hollis Thompson. On the positive side, the Hoyas also picked up a win, downing the Marquette Golden Eagles by shooting a blistering 62.8 percent from the field.

Among Big East teams, the Hoyas' No. 11 ranking is second-best in the Top 25, trailing only the No. 1 Syracuse Orange (17-0), who garnered 60 of a possible 65 first-place votes. The Louisville Cardinals (No. 14, 13-3), Connecticut Huskies (No. 7, 12-3), and Marquette (No. 25, 12-4) also represent the Big East in the Top 25.

Syracuse, the Kentucky Wildcats (15-1), North Carolina Tar Heels (14-2), and Baylor Bears (15-0) maintained their places in the top four, but changes elsewhere abound. Georgetown joins the Duke Blue Devils, Missouri Tigers, and Connecticut among teams from last week's Top 10 to tumble.

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