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Metro Poll: Seton Hall 1st, SBU 2nd

Herb Pope of the Seton Hall Pirates reacts

Herb Pope of the Seton Hall Pirates reacts after scoring against Kadeem Batts of the Providence Friars during their first round game of the 2012 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 6, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Seton Hall moves into the top spot in this week’s Christmas Metro Poll. The Pirates, winners of five straight have been on fire this season. Unfortunately they haven’t gotten a lot of love from the national polls because of the perceived lack of punch in their schedule. But nonetheless they’re getting love from the On Campus Metro Poll.

Stony Brook held steady at No. 2, while Rutgers moved up one spot to third. St. John’s drops from first two fourth and Fairfield stayed at No. 5. Iona moved three spots after winning three of its last four, while Princeton surges into the poll and settles at 8th after winning two straight. St. Peter’s enters the poll for the first time and Wagner stays at 10th. LIU and Monmouth dropped out of the poll.

1. Seton Hall (10-2)
2. Stony Brook (8-3)
3. Rutgers (8-2)
4. St. John’s (8-4)
5. Fairfield (8-5)
6. Iona (6-5)
7. Rider (6-6)
8. Princeton (5-6)
9. St. Peter’s (5-6)
10. Wagner (5-5)

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.