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Manhattan tops final Metro Hoops Poll of 2013

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

Bronx - November 21, 2012: Manhattan's George Beamon looks for the rebound during Hofstra vs Manhattan. (Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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 has won three of its last four games, enters the poll at No. 10. Iona dropped out of the poll after four straight losses.

1. Manhattan (9-2)
2. St. John’s (9-3)
3. Stony Brook (9-4)
4. Princeton (9-2)
5. Seton Hall (9-4)
6. St. Francis (9-5)
7. Quinnipiac (6-4)
8. Fordham (7-5)
9. Columbia (7-6)
10. Rider (6-5)

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

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