More movement but not at the top

December 08, 2009

Kansas, Texas and Villanova held the top three spots in the Associated Press college basketball poll for the second straight week Monday. For the third consecutive week, at least three teams moved into the Top 25.

The Jayhawks (7-0), who beat Alcorn State and UCLA last week, were again a runaway choice at No. 1, receiving all but three first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel.

Texas (6-0), which beat Southern California, and Villanova (8-0), which beat Drexel and Maryland, each received one first-place vote.

Kentucky (8-0), which beat then-No. 10 North Carolina on Saturday, was fourth, switching places with Purdue (7-0). West Virginia, Syracuse - which got the other No. 1 vote - Duke, Tennessee and Florida rounded out the top 10.

Wisconsin, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech and Mississippi moved into the rankings this week. They replaced Clemson, Louisville, Florida State and Portland.

Last week a record-tying seven teams moved into the poll and Florida State and Portland were the only ones to drop out.

•Duke freshman guard Andre Dawkins left the team to be with his family in Virginia after his sister Lacey, 21, died in a three-vehicle accident Saturday morning on Interstate 77 in West Virginia on her way to the Duke-St. John's game in Durham, N.C. ... Iowa coach Todd Lickliter, who underwent a procedure Saturday to alleviate persistent headaches, is expected to be released from a hospital Tuesday but won't coach the Hawkeyes' game Tuesday night at Northern Iowa.


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