Duke was a unanimous No. 1 for a second straight week in the Associated Press college basketball poll Monday, and Louisville climbed into the Top 25 for the first time this season.
The Blue Devils (8-0) capped a tough two-week stretch by beating Michigan State and Butler, and that meant they again got all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel.
Louisville (6-0) came in at No. 24 after blowout victories over Florida International and South Alabama. The Cardinals' biggest win was over then-No. 16 Butler in the opening game at their new downtown arena. They were ranked for four weeks last season and in 2008-09 they were in the Top 25 all season, reaching No. 1 for the first time in school history in the final poll.
Kentucky (5-2) slipped seven spots to No. 17 after losing at North Carolina on Saturday. The Tar Heels remained unranked.
■ Tennessee (6-0) jumped two spots to No. 11.
■ Minnesota (7-1) fell seven spots to No. 22 after losing to Virginia.
■ Notre Dame (8-0), Kentucky's opponent on Wednesday night, jumped two places to No. 23.
■ Florida (6-2) lost to Central Florida and dropped out from 18th. The Gators, whose other loss was to Ohio State, were No. 9 in the pre-season poll and they are the first member of that top 10 to fall out of the rankings.
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Louisiana Tech: Sophomore forward Darius Redding has been declared academically ineligible for the winter quarter. Redding, averaging 6.0 points and 3.0 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-2), could become eligible to play Feb. 26 at San Jose State.
Baylor: Freshman guard Stargell Love could be out for up to two months with a stress fracture in his left foot. Love has played in all six games for the 10th-ranked Bears (6-0).
No. 5 Kansas St. 89, Alcorn St. 55: Jacob Pullen scored 24 points to lead host Kansas State over Alcorn State. Jamar Samuels had 16 points and Curtis Kelly added 16 for the Wildcats (8-1), who had 10 players see at least 12 minutes.
Marquiz Baker scored 17 points for the Braves (0-7), and Kendrick McDonald added 12.
The Wildcats played almost the entire second half with a lead of more than 20 points after Rodney McGruder's three-pointer capped a 6-0 run and made it 52-30 with 17:35 to play.
Alcorn State hit just one three-pointer and had one assist in the game.
Georgetown 117, Brescia 71: Host Georgetown showed why it's ranked No. 2 in the NAIA coaches' poll. The Tigers (11-0) shot 14-for-20 from three-point range (70 percent) and eclipsed 100 points for the third time this season.
Former Scott County star Rodney Haddix led the way with 24 points, including four three-pointers. Five others scored in double figures.
Former Madison Central standout Aaron Morris added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers.
Aaron Tandy scored 19 points for Brescia (4-6).
No. 5 Duke 61, No. 7 Texas A&M 58: Jasmine Thomas scored 18 points, including the go-ahead basket with 55 seconds left, to lead the host Blue Devils past the Aggies (6-1).
Thomas saw time ticking away, so she made an aggressive move toward the lane, pump-faked once and tossed up an off-balance jumper.
Nothing but net.
"It was the end of the shot clock, I had to make a play, had to put the shot up — there was no time to pass it," Thomas said. "And it went in."
Karima Christmas had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Chelsea Gray added 11 points for Duke (9-0), which overcame 18 turnovers and 31 percent shooting to extend the best start of Coach Joanne P. McCallie's 19-year career.