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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 3rd, SBU 8th

St. John's players celebrate at the end of

St. John's players celebrate at the end of an NCAA women's college basketball game against Connecticut. (Feb. 18, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Princeton has won three straight and maintains the top spot this week. Quinnipiac, one of the more underrated teams in the region, continues to roll and checks in at No. 2. St. John’s stayed in the third place, but Marist made a huge impression, vaulting four places to fourth. Rutgers fell one place to fifth, while Army and Fordham held steady at sixth and seventh. Stony Brook falls three places to eighth after a tough loss at Hartford. Fairfield moves back into the poll at No. 9 after winning four of its last five and Iona stayed at 10th. Sacred Heart drops out of the poll.

1. Princeton (10-5)
2. Quinnipiac (12-2)
3. St. John’s (8-6)
4. Marist (9-6)
5. Rutgers (9-7)
6. Army (12-4)
7. Fordham (11-5)
8. Stony Brook (10-7)
9. Fairfield (9-6)
10. Iona (8-7)

Area Teams
Army, Columbia, Fairfield, FDU, Fordham, Hofstra, Iona, LIU-Brooklyn, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, NJIT, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Rider, Rutgers, Sacred Heart, Seton Hall, St. Francis NY, St. John’s, St. Peter’s, Stony Brook, Wagner.