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Seton Hall stays in AP Top 25, Khadeen Carrington is Rookie of the Week

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Seton Hall is clinging to the Top 25 at No. 24 while Khadeen Carrington's Rookie of the Week award has the freshman class in some new territory.

Gibbs (left) and Carrington have been huge in Isaiah Whitehead's absence.
Gibbs (left) and Carrington have been huge in Isaiah Whitehead's absence.
Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

While most people thought that Seton Hall would drop from today's AP Top 25, the Pirates have stayed ranked at No. 24 following an overtime loss to Butler at home. This is the third consecutive week that the Hall has received a ranking. Seton Hall is also 24th in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Big East is further represented by Villanova at No. 4. Georgetown (33), Providence (17), Butler (11) and St. John's (1) are also receiving votes.

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Khadeen Carrington picked up Big East Rookie of the Week honors for his 20-point effort against Butler, making it the sixth time a Seton Hall freshman has won the award this season. Darius Lane set the Hall's previous season-high with six weekly awards during the 1999-00 campaign. Seton Hall has taken home the honor six of the last seven weeks and the last four straight.

Carrington has played a major role in Kevin Willard's backcourt with Isaiah Whitehead out injured. He has proved to have the ability to create shots and score in several different ways, especially attacking the basket. Carrington has averaged 12.8 ppg and 2 apg in 29 mpg during five Big East games.

Big East Rookie of Week:

1/19 - Khadeen Carrington
1/12 - Angel Delgado
1/5 - Khadeen Carrington
12/29 - Angel Delgado

12/22 - Duane Wilson
12/15 - Isaiah Whitehead
12/8 - Isaiah Whitehead

12/1 - Duane Wilson
11/24 - Trevon Bluiett

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (63) 17-0 1623 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers (2) 17-0 1562 2
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 18-1 1446 3
4 Villanova Wildcats 17-1 1429 5
5 Duke Blue Devils 15-2 1345 4
6 Wisconsin Badgers 16-2 1282 7
7 Arizona Wildcats 16-2 1228 10
8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 17-2 1055 12
9 Iowa State Cyclones 13-3 1004 11
10 Louisville Cardinals 15-3 1003 6
11 Kansas Jayhawks 14-3 943 9
12 Utah Utes 14-3 940 8
13 Maryland Terrapins 17-2 937 14
14 Wichita State Shockers 16-2 857 13
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 14-4 803 15
16 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 15-3 670 17
17 Texas Longhorns 13-4 554 20
18 West Virginia Mountaineers 15-3 501 16
19 Oklahoma Sooners 12-5 445 18
20 Northern Iowa Panthers 16-2 387 23
21 Baylor Bears 13-4 260 22
22 Dayton Flyers 15-2 241 NR
23 Indiana Hoosiers 14-4 93 NR
24 Seton Hall Pirates 13-4 91 21
25 Iowa Hawkeyes 13-5 85 NR
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St 47, Miami (FL) 41, San Diego St 34, Georgetown 33, Stanford 31, Saint Mary's 18, Providence 17, Colorado St 16, Arkansas 15, Georgia 13, SMU 11, Butler 11, Michigan St 8, LSU 6, Old Dominion 5, Wyoming 4, Ohio State 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Tennessee 2, George Washington 1, Washington 1, St. John's 1
Dropped from rankings: Arkansas 19, Oklahoma St 24, Wyoming 25,