Devils Drop to 3rd In Both Polls

After a rough week that ended with a loss to NC State, the Blue Devils dropped from the nation's top spot to number three behind Stanford and St. Joes.

The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll, with 
number of first-place votes and record in parentheses, total
points and previous ranking:

(Records through February 15, 2004)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. STANFORD (64) (21-0)                 1,791     2
 2. SAINT JOSEPHS (8) (22-0)             1,721     3
 3. DUKE (21-2)                          1,613     1
 4. MISSISSIPPI ST (21-1)                1,541     6
 5. PITTSBURGH (23-2)                    1,491     4
 6. GONZAGA (21-2)                       1,481     7
 7. OKLAHOMA ST (19-2)                   1,394    10
 8. CONNECTICUT (19-5)                   1,225     5
 9. KENTUCKY (17-4)                      1,153     8
10. LOUISVILLE (17-4)                    1,005     9
11. TEXAS (17-4)                           964    11
12. WISCONSIN (17-4)                       915    17
13. NO CAROLINA ST (16-5)                  884    21
14. ARIZONA (16-6)                         869    16
15. WAKE FOREST (15-6)                     652    20
16. NORTH CAROLINA (15-7)                  638    14
17. CINCINNATI (17-4)                      620    13
18. GEORGIA TECH (18-6)                    580    15
19. PROVIDENCE (17-5)                      441    24
20. SOUTHERN ILL (20-2)                    376    23
21. KANSAS (15-6)                          319    12
22. TEXAS TECH (18-6)                      244    18
23. MEMPHIS (18-4)                         240    NR
24. LSU (17-4)                             227    NR
25. SOUTH CAROLINA (20-5)                  213    25

Dropped Out: No. 19 UTAH ST, No. 22 FLORIDA

Others Receiving Votes: SYRACUSE 194, UTAH ST 117, AIR FORCE
94, ILLINOIS 87, OKLAHOMA 59, FLORIDA 57, DAYTON 40, SETON 
HALL 40, CHARLOTTE 26, KENT ST 26, WESTERN MICH 25, MICHIGAN
ST 14, BOSTON U 8, MARYLAND 6, NEVADA 6, DEPAUL 1, EAST TENN
ST 1, HAWAII 1, MANHATTAN 1.


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 February 15, 2004)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. STANFORD (26) (21-0)                   770     2
 2. SAINT JOSEPHS (4) (22-0)               744     3
 3. DUKE (1) (21-2)                        702     1
 4. PITTSBURGH (23-2)                      662     4
 5. MISSISSIPPI ST (21-1)                  655     6
 6. GONZAGA (21-2)                         626     7
 7. OKLAHOMA ST (19-2)                     594    10
 8. CONNECTICUT (19-5)                     532     5
 9. KENTUCKY (17-4)                        490     8
10. WISCONSIN (17-4)                       484    14
11. LOUISVILLE (17-4)                      444     9
12. TEXAS (17-4)                           432    11
13. ARIZONA (16-6)                         397    15
14. CINCINNATI (17-4)                      356    12
15. WAKE FOREST (15-6)                     317    18
16. GEORGIA TECH (18-6)                    242    16
17. PROVIDENCE (17-5)                      228    21
18. NO CAROLINA ST (16-5)                  222    NR
19. NORTH CAROLINA (15-7)                  186    17
20. KANSAS (15-6)                          184    13
21. SOUTHERN ILL (20-2)                    164    24
22. SOUTH CAROLINA (20-5)                  126    22
23. TEXAS TECH (18-6)                      111    19
24. SYRACUSE (16-5)                         82    25
25. UTAH ST (20-2)                          59    23

Dropped Out: No. 20 FLORIDA

Others Receiving Votes: FLORIDA 44, AIR FORCE 43, DAYTON 28,
MEMPHIS 25, LSU 23, OKLAHOMA 22, ILLINOIS 17, MICHIGAN ST 9,
VANDERBILT 9, CHARLOTTE 7, PURDUE 6, UTAH 6, WESTERN MICH 6,
HAWAII 5, KENT ST 4, WISC MILWAUKEE 3, UAB 2, NEVADA 2, 
CREIGHTON 1, MANHATTAN 1, MARYLAND 1, SETON HALL 1, TEXAS EL
PASO 1.

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