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Wake overtakes Duke as coaches' No. 1

Updated: January 19, 2009, 10:55 PM ET
ESPN.com

This'll wake up the ACC, particularly the neighbors on Tobacco Road -- the Demon Deacons are No. 1.

After spending last week hovering at No. 3, unbeaten Wake Forest skipped past No. 2 Duke and into the top spot in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.

The rankings, released Monday, have Wake (16-0) pulling in 25 of the 31 first-place votes at stake, the other six going to the 16-1 Blue Devils. The impetus behind Wake's rise: a win over fellow unbeaten Clemson on the road. Wake is also ...

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