North Carolina No Longer #1

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Pittsburgh is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball
poll for the first time.

The Panthers (14-0) moved from third into the top spot Monday,
ending North Carolina's season-long run as a unanimous No. 1. The
Panthers received all but two first-place votes from the 72-member
national media panel.

Pitt is one of a record nine Big East teams in the Top 25.

Duke (12-1) moved up three spots to No. 2, followed by North
Carolina (13-1), which lost 85-78 to Boston College on Sunday. The
Tar Heels received the other first-place votes.

Wake Forest was fourth followed by Connecticut, Oklahoma, Texas,
Michigan State, Georgetown and UCLA.

The Big East had eight ranked teams for three weeks earlier this
season. Marquette returned this week and West Virginia moved in for
the first time to give the 16-team league nine schools in the poll.

1. Pittsburgh (70) 14-0 1,798 3
2. Duke 12-1 1,660 5
3. North Carolina (2) 13-1 1,651 1
4. Wake Forest 13-0 1,553 6
5. Connecticut 12-1 1,474 2
6. Oklahoma 13-1 1,358 4
7. Texas 11-2 1,348 8
8. Michigan St. 11-2 1,269 10
9. Georgetown 10-2 1,208 11
10. UCLA 12-2 1,162 12
11. Syracuse 14-1 1,113 13
12. Clemson 14-0 968 20
13. Notre Dame 10-3 802 7
14. Purdue 11-3 774 9
15. Tennessee 9-3 533 14
16. Xavier 11-2 483 22
17. Boston College 13-2 453 -
18. Marquette 13-2 436 -
18. Villanova 12-2 436 15
20. Arizona St. 12-2 374 17
21. Butler 12-1 341 25
22. Minnesota 13-1 290 21
23. Baylor 12-2 289 19
23. Louisville 9-3 289 18
25. West Virginia 11-2 230 -
Others receiving votes: Michigan 153, California 122, Arkansas
109, Illinois 108, Gonzaga 86, Wisconsin 86, Memphis 67, Davidson
56, Saint Mary's, Calif. 50, UNLV 43, Illinois St. 39, Kansas 37,
Ohio St. 28, Texas A&M 27, Maryland 25, Dayton 22, Florida 13,
Florida St. 13, BYU 12, Miami 8, Missouri 4.


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