“Down Goes Frazier! Down Goes Frazier!” Syracuse suffers their first loss of the season at the hands of Notre Dame but still sits atop my latest Big East Basketball Power Rankings. Meanwhile, Pitt wins their first game of the season while the Seton Hall slide continues. Be sure to check back every Friday for my latest rankings.
1. Syracuse: 21-1 overall, 8-1 in Big East (Last Week Ranking: 1)
The Orange proved they were human in a loss at Notre Dame but bounced back with a tough win at Cincy. Cuse obviously misses Fab Melo’s presence in the middle and it looks like the big man could be out a while as he reportedly deals with academic issues. They will need freshman Rakeem Christmas to step up in Melo’s absence.
Up Next: vs. West Virginia (Sat)
2. Georgetown: 16-3, 6-2 (LWR: 2)
The Hoyas got a pair of late free throws to avoid being upset by Rutgers. Georgetown shot just 29% from the field in that game which is very unlike this Hoya team that on average shoots 47%. The one p...