Syracuse, N.Y. - For the 8th straight week, Syracuse is ranked 2nd in the Associated Press college basketball poll, trailing only top ranked Arizona.

The Orange play at Wake Forest Wednesday night at 9, before their huge showdown against Duke Saturday night at the Carrier Dome. #17 Duke and #18 Pittsburgh are the only other ACC teams currently residing in the top 25, and those two teams play each other tonight at the Petersen Events Center.

That game can be seen at 7 o’clock on ESPN and gives fans in Central New York a chance to scout the Blue Devils before Saturday’s clash.

The entire top 25 looks like this:

 

         (###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Arizona (63)
Record: 20-0
PV Rank
1
Points
1,623
2
Record: 19-0
2
1,561
3
Record: 17-2
6
1,436
4
Record: 21-0
5
1,435
5
Record: 18-1
7
1,337
6
Record: 15-4
8
1,272
7
Record: 18-2
3
1,251
8
Record: 16-3
11
1,067
9
Record: 17-2
4
1,063
10
Record: 15-4
21
1,050
11
Record: 15-4
14
896
12
12
891
13
15
793
14
Record: 17-3
9
763
15
Record: 16-4
10
722
16
Record: 15-3
16
684
17
Record: 16-4
18
549
18
Record: 18-2
20
517
19
Record: 18-2
19
464
20
Record: 17-3
26
445
21
Record: 17-2
13
353
22
23
262
23
Record: 16-4
25
203
24
Record: 16-4
17
143
25
Record: 16-4
35
142

(Poll Courtesy of the Associated Press)