Syracuse Hoops Tops Media, Coaches' Polls

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIMarch 1, 2010

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 20:  Wes Johnson #4 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic on November 20, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Orange defeated the Tar Heels 87-71 to win the championship.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Syracuse men's basketball program sits atop the national polls for the first time since that season when they became the first two seed to lose to a 15 seed in NCAA tournament history. That seems to have everyone really excited.

The Orange jumped ahead of Kansas, Kentucky, and Purdue after all three schools lost to conference foes last week. Of those teams, the Jayhawks were the only one to lose to an unranked opponent, yet they still retained six first-place votes.

It would appear that some, including this jackass , think that Kansas' body of work is good enough to keep them ahead of Syracuse. Thankfully, 59 other writers, 23 coaches, and Bobby Knight disagree.

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