Monday , Feb , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Stanford and Saint Joseph’s remain 1-2 in men’s poll

=== Stanford and Saint Joseph’s remain 1-2 in men’s poll ===

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Stanford and Saint Joseph’s remained 1-2 in
the Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. The Cardinal and Hawks are
the only undefeated teams in Division I.

Stanford (23-0) defeated Southern California and UCLA last week, while Saint
Joseph’s (24-0) posted wins over Fordham and Temple.

The Cardinal received 64 first-place votes and 1,791 points from the national
media panel, while the Hawks garnered the final eight No. 1 votes and 1,732
points.

Pittsburgh (24-2) and Gonzaga (23-2) each advanced two places to third and
fourth, respectively. It marks the Panthers’ highest position in the poll
since they were No. 2 for two weeks last season, while the Bulldogs have
earned their best ranking ever. Gonzaga’s only setbacks this season have come
against Stanford and Saint Joseph’s.

Duke (22-3), which snapped a two-game losing streak with a triumph over
Maryland on Sunday, fell from third to fifth and was followed by Oklahoma
State, Mississippi State, Connecticut, Kentucky and Texas.

Wake Forest, which beat Duke and Georgia Tech last week, jumped four spots to
11th and was trailed by North Carolina, Providence, North Carolina State,
Cincinnati, Southern Illinois, Arizona, Georgia Tech, Memphis and Kansas. The
Tar Heels also moved up four positions, while the Friars climbed six places.

Louisville, Wisconsin, Illinois, Utah State and Texas Tech completed the poll.
The Cardinals plummeted from 10th to 21st after losses to Texas Christian and
Cincinnati, while the Badgers dropped from 12th to 22nd following setbacks to
the Fighting Illini and Michigan.

Illinois and Utah State returned to the rankings, while LSU and South Carolina
dropped out.