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Duke still leads women’s poll

November 26, 2002

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A convincing victory against Tennessee moved No. 1 Duke even further ahead of the pack Monday in the AP women's basketball poll.

Kansas State jumped to second, its highest ranking ever, and BYU joined the poll at No. 22, just the second time the Cougars have been ranked.

Duke (2-0) received 42 of 44 first-place votes from a national media panel after rolling past Tennessee 76-55 on Sunday in an early matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 2.

The Blue Devils had 1,097 points :quot; 98 more than Kansas State (4-0), which climbed two spots after winning the preseason WNIT. Last week, Duke had 37 first-place votes and led No. 2 Tennessee by 33 points.

Kansas State also is trying to establish itself among the nation's elite and is on its way this season. The Wildcats beat then-No. 14 Penn State 88-66 in the WNIT championship game Sunday. They won their four WNIT games by an average of 17 points.

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