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Metro Poll: Stony Brook 2nd, SJU 3rd

Chris Obeka starts to celebrate as St. John's

Chris Obeka starts to celebrate as St. John's holds on to a small lead over Notre Dame. (Jan. 15, 2013) Credit: Errol Anderson

It was ultra close, but somehow Rutgers held on to the top spot despite losing two of its last three games. The fact that the losses were to No. 21 Cincinnati and at No. 20 Notre Dame by a combined 13 points must’ve given them the benefit of doubt. Stony Brook held steady at second, while St. John’s moved up two places to third after wins over Notre Dame and DePaul. Seton Hall has lost four straight and continues its tumble, dropping two places to sixth.

Rider made one of the biggest jumps of the season, moving up five places to fifth. Princeton stayed at seven, Columbia is up one place to eighth, while Wagner fell three places to ninth after three straight losses. Fairfield came in at 10th, dropping two spots.

1. Rutgers (12-5)
2. Stony Brook (13-5)
3. St. John’s (11-7)
4. Iona (12-7)
5. Rider (11-9)
6. Seton Hall (12-6)
7. Princeton (7-7)
8. Columbia (9-6)
9. Wagner (9-8)
10. Fairfield (10-9)

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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