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Newsday Area poll: St. John's on top

St. John's forward Justin Brownlee, center, loses the

St. John's forward Justin Brownlee, center, loses the ball defended by UCLA's Reeves Nelson, left, and Lazeric Jones, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. (Feb. 5, 2011) Credit: AP

St. John's still maintained its place at the top despite a close loss at UCLA. Consecutive Wins against Duke and Rutgers made the week sweet for the Red Storm. Princeton is still rolling steady at No.2. Seton Hall still got a lot of love and moved up a spot, while Fairfield dropped a place to fifth. Those things happen when you play in the Big East. Even a loss can get you respect. Hofstra fell one spot to seventh, Iona sell two places to ninth, while St. Peter's stayed at 10.

1. St. John’s (13-9)
2. Princeton (16-4)
3. Rutgers (12-11)
4. Seton Hall (10-14)
5. Fairfield (18-5)
6. Rider (17-8)
7. Hofstra (15-9)
8. LIU (18-5)
9. Iona (14-10)
10. St. Peter’s (14-10)


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