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College Basketball Rankings: Georgetown Climbs To No. 12 In AP Poll

Convincing home wins over Connecticut and South Florida were good enough to move Georgetown up two spots to No. 12 in the latest Associated Press poll.

Convincing home wins over Connecticut and South Florida were good enough to move Georgetown up two spots to No. 12 in the latest Associated Press rankings. The Hoyas also moved up three spots in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll to No. 11.

Georgetown defeated the defending national champion Huskies 58-44 on Wednesday before throttling the South Florida Bulls 75-45 on Saturday. The wins ran Georgetown's record to 8-3 in the Big East and 18-4 overall. The back-to-back sterling defensive efforts by the Hoyas dropped their points allowed-per-game average to 58.6, fewest in the Big East and 14th fewest in the country.

Next up for the Hoyas is a road game against No. 2 Syracuse in what will be one of the last meetings between the two before Syracuse jumps to the ACC. That's followed on Sunday by what should be a lighter home affair against struggling St. John's.

For the record, ESPN's Joe Lunardi, who's pretty good at this sort of thing, has Georgetown penciled in as a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But there's still a lot of basketball to be played.

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