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The Red Storm Rises to No. 15 in the Polls

St. John’s — and senior guard Dwight Hardy, in particular — are on some kind of roll right now: Having already defeated Georgetown, Notre Dame, Duke, UConn, and Pittsburgh over the past two months, the Johnnies knocked off then-No. 14/15 Villanova on Saturday, their first win over a ranked opponent away from Madison Square Garden and their sixth-consecutive victory overall. (Hardy, who’s been making a habit lately of topping his career-best scoring game, did so again, dropping 34 on Villanova, who have now lost four of six and seven out of twelve following a 16–1 start to the season.) And today the polls rewarded the Red Storm for their incredible run: St. John’s has risen all the way to No. 15 in both polls, a week after being ranked 23rd by the AP and 25th by the coaches, and two weeks after being out of the top 25 entirely.

The Red Storm Rises to No. 15 in the Polls