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Notre Dame rises in AP polls

Notre Dame's 70-58 loss to No. 4 Syracuse didn't diminish writers' opinion of the Irish in The Associated Press poll.

Notre Dame rose a spot in the Top 25 going to No. 14 in the poll released today.

The Irish broke even in the first week of Big East play going 1-1 after opening their conference slate with a win over Georgetown, which fell from No. 9 to No. 13 in the AP poll.

Notre Dame, which remained No. 15 in the coaches' poll, is 12-2 overall and takes on Connecticut (11-1, 1-1) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Huskies, who fell from No. 4 to No. 8 in the AP poll, will be the third straight Top 25 team the Irish play to start Big East play.

The Irish will take on the Huskies without forward Carlton Scott. The 6-foot-8 senior pulled his hamstring in Saturday's loss to the Orange.

He is scheduled for an MRI today and is out indefinitely, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"I just don't see him available," Brey told the Tribune. "We've done this dance before last year when we lost a guy, so here we go again."

Scott is averaging 11.9 points and 6.4 rebounds.

On the women's side, the Irish moved up to No. 13 from 16.

Notre Dame (12-3, 1-0) travels to Milwaukee on Wednesday to play Marquette before returning home to play Connecticut, which fell to No. 2 after suffering its first loss in 90 games last Thursday, on Saturday.