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Storm back in top 25

St. John’s has returned to the rankings. Its next stop may be the NCAA?tournament next month.

The Red Storm (17-9, 9-5 Big East) are No. 25 in the coaches’ poll, earning their first ranking since the final week of the 1999-2000 season. The Johnnies knocked off their fifth ranked opponent on Saturday, as Dwight Hardy’s layup with 1.2 seconds left gave them a 60-59 win over then-No. 4 Pitt.

Projections
We’re less than a month away from the NCAA?tournament. Here are our top seeds:

» EAST (Newark)
1. Pittsburgh, 2. Ohio State,
3. Purdue, 4. North Carolina
» WEST (Anaheim)
1. Kansas, 2. San Diego St.,
3. Georgetown,
4. Wisconsin
» SOUTHEAST (New Orleans)
1. Duke, 2. Notre Dame,
3. Purdue, 4. Florida
» SOUTHWEST (San Antonio)
1. Texas, 2. BYU,
3. Arizona, 4. Louisville

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