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Metro Poll: LIU No.1, SBU 4th

Brooklyn LIU sophomore forward Julian Boyd is seen

Brooklyn LIU sophomore forward Julian Boyd is seen dunking in this undated, handout photo. For a Sunday feature on the men's basketball team. For Marcus Henry Credit: Photo by

We have a new No. 1 this week. LIU grabbed the top spot this week after a thrilling win over Brooklyn rival St. Francis on Sunday. LIU took another step toward wrapping up the NEC regular season title. Iona dropped a spot thanks to a loss to Loyola on Friday. Wagner has won six in a row and remained at No. 3. Stony Brook, Manhattan and Farifield held steady at fourth through sixth. St. Francis moved up one despite two straight losses, while Rutgers dropped to ninth after losing three in a row. Princeton enters the poll at No. 10 after unseating No. 25 Harvard.

1. LIU (19-7)
2. Iona (20-6)
3. Wagner (21-4)
4. Stony Brook (17-8)
5. Manhattan (18-9)
6. Fairfield (15-10)
7. Seton Hall (17-8)
8. St. Francis NY (13-12)
9. Rutgers (12-13)
10. Princeton (13-10)

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

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