Devils Rise to 3rd In Latest Coaches' Poll

Duke jumps to number three in the latest ESPN/USAToday Top 25

The USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 college basketball 
coaches' poll, with number of first-place votes and record 
in parentheses, total points and previous ranking:

(Records through December 14, 2003)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. KENTUCKY (23) (5-0)                    744     2
 2. CONNECTICUT (4) (7-1)                  690     3
 3. DUKE (6-1)                             668     5
 4. NORTH CAROLINA (1) (6-0)               625     8
 5. ARIZONA (4-1)                          605     9
 6. GEORGIA TECH (3) (8-0)                 593    10
 7. KANSAS (5-1)                           562     7
 8. OKLAHOMA (7-0)                         535    11
 9. WAKE FOREST (5-0)                      492    12
10. TEXAS (5-1)                            489     6
11. STANFORD (5-0)                         473    13
12. SAINT JOSEPHS (7-0)                    424    15
13. FLORIDA (5-2)                          397     1
14. MISSOURI (3-1)                         386     4
15. GONZAGA (7-1)                          367    18
16. CINCINNATI (4-0)                       324    17
17. PURDUE (7-1)                           301    16
18. WISCONSIN (6-1)                        249    19
19. ILLINOIS (6-2)                         218    14
20. PITTSBURGH (7-0)                       202    23
21. SYRACUSE (3-1)                         164    21
22. LOUISVILLE (4-1)                       144    25
23. MARQUETTE (6-1)                        118    21
24. DAYTON (8-0)                            87    24
25. MICHIGAN ST (3-4)                       41    20

Dropped Out: NONE

Others Receiving Votes: MARYLAND 34, TEXAS TECH 21, 
CREIGHTON 16, VANDERBILT 16, OKLAHOMA ST 13, FLORIDA ST 11, 
SOUTH CAROLINA 11, AUBURN 8, IOWA 6, BYU 5, NO CAROLINA ST 
5, COLORADO 4, NOTRE DAME 4, OREGON 4, SOUTHERN ILL 4, 
MURRAY ST 3, TENNESSEE 3, MICHIGAN 2, MISSISSIPPI ST 2, 
ARIZONA ST 1, BOISE ST 1, CHARLOTTE 1, MANHATTAN 1, 
PROVIDENCE 1.
The USA TODAY/ESPN Board of Coaches is made up of 31 Division I head coaches. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The 2002-03 board: Dana Altman, Creighton; Tevester Anderson, Jackson State; Eddie Biedenbach, North Carolina-Asheville; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Barry Collier, Nebraska; Joe Cravens, Weber State; Dick Davey, Santa Clara; Mike Dement, Southern Methodist; Fran Dunphy, Pennsylvania; Jessie Evans, Louisiana-Lafayette; Rob Evans, Arizona State; Steve Fisher, San Diego State; Pat Flannery, Bucknell; Tom Green, Fairleigh Dickinson; David Henderson, Delaware, Dan Hipsher, Akron; Bob Huggins, Cincinnati; Gene Keady, Purdue; Eddie McCarter, Texas-Arlington; Bob McKillop, Davidson; Phil Martelli, Saint Joseph's; Joe Mihalich, Niagara; Ronald "Fang" Mitchell, Coppin State; Dave Odom, South Carolina; Rick Samuels, Eastern Illinois; Kirk Speraw, Central Florida; Bob Thomason, Pacific; Perry Watson, Detroit Mercy; Gary Williams, Maryland; Dennis Wolff, Boston University; Rich Zvosec, Missouri-Kansas City.

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