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North Carolina, Duke Still 1-2


North Carolina and Duke remained 1-2 and Arizona vaulted over Kansas into third in the latest college basketball coaches' poll released Sunday night.

North Carolina (26-1) remained a unanimous top selection by receiving all 30 first-place votes and 750 points from a nationwide panel of 30 Division I coaches. Duke (23-2) picked up nine more points for a total of 710 as both schools posted a pair of easy Atlantic Coast Conference victories.

Arizona (22-3) edged Arizona State and received 680 points, one more than Kansas (27-3) and one of four one-point margins in the balloting. The Jayhawks fell to fourth despite a 73-58 victory over Kansas State.

Utah (21-2) remained fifth with 589 points, one more than Purdue (22-4), which climbed one spot from seventh. Connecticut (22-4), Princeton (20-1), New Mexico (19-3) and Kentucky (22-4) round out the top 10, with the Wildcats falling two rungs after a loss to Mississippi.

Stanford (21-3) used an 84-81 victory over UCLA to jump two spots into 11th, one point ahead of the Bruins (19-5). South Carolina (19-4), Mississippi (17-5), Michigan State (18-5), Arkansas (20-5), Syracuse (19-5), Cincinnati (19-5), West Virginia (20-5) and Massachusetts (19-6) complete the top 20.

Arkansas fell four spots. Syracuse received one more point than Cincinnati as both schools jumped three spots.

Michigan (18-7) fell two spots to 21st and is followed by new entry Texas Christian (22-4), George Washington (20-5), Xavier (16-6) and Rhode Island (18-6).

Maryland, which was beaten 85-67 by North Carolina on Saturday, dropped out of the rankings.

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