Duke, Stanford remain No. 1 in the AP polls

Michigan No. 2 in the men’s poll; UConn, Baylor chasing Cardinal

Mason Plumlee and Duke again are above all the rest in The Associated Pressí Top 25 Poll released Monday. The Blue Devils received all but two (Michigan) of the first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. Enlarge photo

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Mason Plumlee and Duke again are above all the rest in The Associated Pressí Top 25 Poll released Monday. The Blue Devils received all but two (Michigan) of the first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel.

Duke and Michigan remained the top two teams in The Associated Pressí college basketball poll, while Syracuse dropped from third to ninth after its first loss.

The Blue Devils received all but two of the first-place votes Monday from the 65-member national media panel. Michigan got the others.

Arizona, Louisville and Indiana all moved up one place to third through fifth. Kansas, which won at Ohio State, moved from ninth to sixth.

Missouri, which beat Illinois, jumped from 12th to seventh.

Cincinnati advanced from 11th to eighth.

Syracuse, which lost to Temple, and Ohio State complete the top 10.

Pittsburgh and Kansas State are the newcomers to the poll at 24th and 25th. They replace New Mexico and North Carolina, which dropped out from 16th and 23rd respectively after losses to South Dakota State and Texas.

Womenís College Basketball

Stanford remained No. 1 in The Associated Pressí womenís basketball poll for the sixth consecutive week, matching the teamís longest run in the top spot.

The Cardinal had 24 first-place votes Monday, while Connecticut received 14. Baylor got the other two.

UConn will visit Stanford on Saturday, trying to snap the Cardinalís 82-game home winning streak. Stanford, which beat South Carolina and Tennessee on the road last week, was No. 1 for six weeks in 1996.

Duke and Notre Dame rounded out the first five.

The Irish are followed by Georgia, Kentucky, California and Maryland as the top nine teams remained unchanged.

Tennessee fell three spots from No. 10 after losing to Baylor and Stanford. UCLA had the biggest drop, falling five spots to 17th after losing to Cal State-Northridge.

Arkansas entered the poll at No. 25 as West Virginia fell out.

For the sixth consecutive week, Joslyn Tinkle and Stanford were untouchable in The Associated Pressí Womenís Top 25 Poll. The Cardinal had 24 first-place votes Monday. Enlarge photo

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For the sixth consecutive week, Joslyn Tinkle and Stanford were untouchable in The Associated Pressí Womenís Top 25 Poll. The Cardinal had 24 first-place votes Monday.