Connecticut now #1 in the nation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday Feb. 2, 2009

UNDATED-- For the fourth straight week, there's a new No. 1 in college
basketball. Connecticut jumped from No. 2 to the top spot in The Associated
Press' Top 25 Monday, replacing Duke. This is the Huskies' first
time at No. 1 since 2006.

The last three No. 1s all remained in the top seven: No. 6 Pittsburgh, No. 7 Wake Forest and No. 4 Duke. The Blue Devils lost last week to Wake Forest on a last-second shot.

Connecticut received 64 first-place votes from the 72-member national media panel. Oklahoma was No. 1 on five ballots.

North Carolina moved from fifth to third in the rankings. Completing the top 10 were Duke, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Marquette, Xavier and Clemson.

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