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No. 1 UConn provides stability in latest AP poll

February 10, 2009

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The monthlong run of new No. 1s is over.

Connecticut held the top spot in the Associated Press’ college basketball poll for a second straight week after a run that saw a different team on top for four straight weeks.

The Huskies (22-1) beat Louisville and Michigan last week to again be a runaway No. 1, receiving 67 of 72 first-place votes from a national media panel.

Oklahoma (23-1) and North Carolina (21-2) held second and third place in the rankings, with the Sooners getting three first-place votes, while the Tar Heels were No. 1 on two ballots.

The run of No. 1s started when Pittsburgh finished its two-week stint on top. Wake Forest and Duke each were up there for a week before Connecticut moved in.

The changes in the Top 25 started after the first three following a week that saw 14 teams — six in the top 10 — lose at least one game.

Other Big 12 teams included were Kansas at No. 16 and Missouri at No. 17. Texas fell out of the Top 25 after losing at Nebraska.

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