Monday , Nov , 24 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Not much change in college basketball poll

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Connecticut remained the top-ranked team in
the Associated Press men’s college basketball poll this week and there wasn’t
much change throughout the rankings.

There were no new entries this week and only four teams changed positions. The
top 17 teams remained the same and switches between Wake Forest and Cincinnati
left the Demon Deacons 18th and the Bearcats 19th, while Oklahoma State and
North Carolina State also swapped places with the Cowboys now 24th and the
Wolfpack 25th.

UConn (3-0) earned 69 of the 72 first-place votes from a panel of broadcasters
and sportswriters for a total of 1,797 points. The Huskies won their first two
games of the Preseason NIT last week before rolling past Sacred Heart on

Duke (1-0) remained second with one first-place vote and 1,666 points. The
Blue Devils won their opener this past Saturday against Detroit after falling
behind 12-0.

Michigan State (1-0), a winner over Bucknell on Friday, also picked up a
first-place tally and is third in the poll. Arizona and Missouri, both without
a game played this season, rounded out the top five.

Kansas, with one first-place vote, Syracuse, Florida, North Carolina and
Kentucky completed the top 10.

The second 10 consists of Texas, Illinois, Saint Joseph’s, Oklahoma,
Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Louisville, Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Stanford.

Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Marquette, Oklahoma State and North Carolina State
rounded out the poll.

A pair of top-10 matchups are on this week’s schedule, as No. 3 Michigan State
visits sixth-ranked Kansas on Tuesday and No. 4 Arizona faces eighth-ranked
Florida in the Tip-off Classic on Friday in Springfield, Massachusetts.