Duke returns to top of poll

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Duke returned to No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll Monday, while four schools moved into the Top 25 after a week in which ranked teams lost 17 games.

The Blue Devils (14-1) had been on top of the poll all season, including five straight weeks as a unanimous choice, until the loss at Florida State dropped them one spot.

Kansas took over at No. 1, but the Jayhawks (13-2) were there just one week. They lost 87-77 at UCLA on Saturday to snap a 13-game winning streak and dropped to fourth.

Florida (14-1) and Maryland (13-2) each moved up one place to second and third.

Illinois dropped two spots to No. 11 while Missouri dropped three spots to No. 21.

Complete poll in Scoreboard on 2B.

-- AP

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