Maui crown helps Orange move up poll
After winning the EA Sports Maui Invitational championship Wednesday, Syracuse moved up four positions in The Associated Press poll, taking the No. 4 spot in the rankings released Monday.
The Orange claimed their third Maui title by beating Baylor in the final at the Lahaina Civic Center.
The Bears dropped two spots in the poll, to No. 20.
Gonzaga, which finished fifth on the Valley Isle, fell eight positions to No. 19.
Dayton, which beat Gonzaga in the first round and lost by one point to Baylor on the way to a third-place finish, was ranked 25th after not receiving any votes last week.
The Flyers’ entry into the rankings makes for a brother pairing that could be a first. Archie Miller, who coaches Dayton, is the younger brother of Sean Miller, coach of
No. 2 Arizona. This poll is believed to be the first in which brothers have had teams ranked.
Minnesota, which got six points in the previous poll, received none in the latest voting after finishing seventh on Maui.
Michigan State was ranked No. 1 for the third week in a row, receiving all but two of the first-place votes.