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Rutgers No. 1 in women's hoop poll

St. John's Aliyyah Handford hits the winning basket

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Rutgers starts 2014 as the top team in the women’s hoops poll. Marist held at No.2, Fordham, which leads all teams in the poll with 13 wins, moved up one place to third, Iona jumped four places to fourth, while Seton Hall drops two places to fifth. St. Francis stayed at sixth, St. John’s fell two places to seventh, Stony Brook and Army remained at eighth and ninth, while Princeton checks in at 10th.


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Manhattan tops 1st Metro Hoops of 2014

Manhattan's George Beamon looks to get inside during

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Manhattan ended 2013 as the top team in the Metro Hoops Poll and begins 2014 in the same position. The Jaspers have won eight straight games, including an 83-57 thrashing of Fairfield on Jan. 4. Princeton, which has won 10 of its last 11 games, vaults two places to second.

Stony Brook stayed at third, while Seton Hall jumped to fifth. St. John’s, after dropping two straight Big East games,...

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Rutgers and Marist top WBB poll

Marist guard Sydney Coffey, left, drives around Michigan

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Winners of six straight games, including a 61-58 win over then-No. 16 Georgia, Rutgers remains No. 1 in the latest women’s metro hoops poll. Marist is up one place to second after winning six in a row.

Seton Hall drops one spot to third, while Fordham, which has won 10 straight, stayed at fourth. St. John’s has won three in a row and moves up one place to fifth, while St. Francis fell one...

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Manhattan tops final Metro Hoops Poll of 2013

Bronx - November 21, 2012: Manhattan's George Beamon

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The final Metro Hoops poll of 2013 is in and the top five teams remained the same.

St. Francis, winners of four straight, surged up four places to sixth, while Quinnipiac fell one place to seventh after a second straight loss to Oregon State.

Fordham held at eight after splitting two games last week and Columbia fell two places to ninth after a loss to St. John's.

Rider, which...

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WBB Poll: Rutgers 1st, Stony Brook 7th

There’s a new boss in town as Rutgers takes over the No. 1 spot after knocking off No. 16 Georgia for its fifth straight win. Seton Hall falls one place to second, while Marist is up to third after beating Oklahoma for its sixth straight victory. Fordham has won eight straight, but still dropped one place to fourth.

St. Francis falls from fourth to fifth, while St. John’s maintains the sixth...

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Metro Hoops poll: Manhattan 1, Stony Brook 3rd

Stony Brook's Scott King (3) launches a three-pointer

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Nothing changed among the top four in the Metro Hoops poll as Manhattan maintained its hold on the top spot after a stunning comeback win against Buffalo. St. John’s and Stony Brook each won two in a row and stayed at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, while Princeton split last week, but stayed at fourth.

Seton Hall is up two spots to fifth, while Quinnipiac held at No. 6. Columbia is jumped two...

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WBB Poll: Seton Hall still No.1, SJU 6th

EUGENIA MCPHERSON St. John's, North Babylon High School

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Seton Hall is still No. 1 in the women’s hoops poll this week, while a red-hot Rutgers team moved up one place to second. Fordham is off to a great start and us up one spot to third after winning two games last week. St. Francis is up three places to fourth despite being idle, while Marist made the biggest jump, vaulting four places to fifth.

St. John’s tumbled four places to sixth, Iona is...

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Metro Hoops Poll: Manhattan on top

Manhattan's George Beamon looks to get inside during

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Manhattan moves to the top of the poll after winning four straight. St. John’s fell to second with Stony Brook moving up one place to third. Princeton is steadily making a climb, jumping one place to fourth, while Iona tumbled two places to fifth.

Quinnipiac surged up two spots to sixth, while Seton Hall, despite a bad loss to St. Peter’s remained seventh. Fordham is back in the poll at eight...

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Metro Hoops Poll: SJU 1st, SB 4th, Manhattan 2nd

Manhattan forward George Beamon shoots a free throw

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St. John’s stays at No. 1 after two straight wins, including a 104-58 thrashing of Fordham on Saturday. Manhattan is up two places to second after three straight victories, while Iona is up two spots after winning four straight. Stony Brook is down two places to fourth and Princeton moves to fifth from seventh.

St. Francis is down four spots to sixth, Seton Hall is up one to seventh after...

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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 1st, Stony Brook 8th

Stony Brook's Sabre Proctor is fouled in the

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St. John’s stays No. 1 in this week’s poll. But there was some movement among the rest of the top five as Rutgers and Seton Hall swapped places. Fordham remained No. 4, but Army moved up one place to fifth, while Iona dropped one spot to sixth.

St. Francis is up one to seventh as well as Stony Brook, which is eighth. Marist is back in the poll for the first time in three weeks, while Hofstra...

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