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Area Top 10 poll; Princeton takes top spot, Iona No.2

Iona hired former C.W. Post coach Tim Cluess.

Iona hired former C.W. Post coach Tim Cluess. Cluess led Post to a 98-23 record in four seasons. (Feb. 7, 2009) Credit: Joe Rogate

Iona coach Tim Cluess

Welcome to the top spot Princeton. The Tigers, winners of five straight, came on strong over the last two weeks. Princeton, up one spot from last week, had wins over St. Joseph’s, Tulsa and Siena during the streak. Iona topped that as it won seven straight. The Gaels took a huge leap from 7th to second. Rutgers has been playing well and was rewarded with a three-spot improvement to 3rd.

Wagner dropped out of the poll, while Fordham crashed the party in the 9th spot. Rider dropped one spot to 10th, Seton Hall fell down one slot to 4th, while LIU fell two places to sixth. Hofstra (5-4) also fell out of the poll.

St. John’s took a tumble four spots after consecutive losses to St. Bonaventure and Fordham.

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


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