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Newsday area poll: Red Storm on top

St. John's forward Justin Burrell (24) shoots past

St. John's forward Justin Burrell (24) shoots past Villanova center Mouphtaou Yarou during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game. (Feb. 26, 2011) Credit: AP

St. John’s kept rolling last week with a huge win at Villanova. The Red Storm has a strangle-hold on the number one spot. Princeton has held steady at No.2. The big change was with the No.3 spot as Iona moved up four spots to claim it. Hofstra moved up five places to No.4, while LIU, which is on a 10-game winning streak, moved up one place to fifth. Fairfield dropped three spots to sixth and Rider moved up one to seventh. Seton Hall tumbled from fifth to ninth and St. Peter’s stayed at 10th.

1. St. John’s (19-9)
2. Princeton (22-5)
3. Iona (20-10)
4. Hofstra (20-10)
5. LIU (24-5)
6. Fairfield (23-6)
7. Rider (22-9)
8. Rutgers (13-15)
9. Seton Hall (11-17)
10. St. Peter’s (17-13)

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