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Metro Poll: Stony Brook No. 1, NJIT 9th, LIU 4th

Long Island's Kenny Onyechi drives past Michigan State's

Long Island's Kenny Onyechi drives past Michigan State's Brandan Kearney, left, and Derrick Nix during the first half of an NCAA men's second-round game in Columbus, Ohio. (March 16, 2012) Credit: AP

Stony Brook stays No. 1 in the poll this week, followed by St. John’s, despite two straight losses. Fairfield is up one place to third, while Liu, winners of four straight and 10 of its last 11, vaults three places to fourth. Wagner is up one place to fifth, while Princeton falls one spot to sixth. Iona four places after losing five of its last six. Rider is up two places after two straight wins, NJIT enters the poll for the first time ever, while Rutgers falls one place to 10th. Seton Hall dropped out of the poll.

1. Stony Brook (19-6)
2. St. John’s (15-10)
3. Fairfield (17-11)
4. LIU (15-11)
5. Wagner (15-10)
6. Princeton (12-8)
7. Iona (15-12)
8. Rider (15-13)
9. NJIT (14-11)
10. Rutgers (13-11)

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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