Duke holds on to No. 1

Updated: December 5, 2005, 7:54 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Duke's still No. 1 -- barely on the court but still securely in the polls.

The Blue Devils, who needed a Sean Dockery 40-footer at the buzzer Sunday night to beat Virginia Tech at home in their ACC opener, still earned 25 of the 31 possible first-place votes in this week's ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll. The top four stayed the same with Texas (four first-place votes), UConn (one) and Villanova (one) all remaining unbeaten.

Oklahoma dropped four spots to No. 9 after losing at Villanova while former No. 7 Gonzaga dropped out of the top 10 after losing at Washington on Sunday night despite a career-high-tying 43 points from Adam Morrison. The Huskies moved up seven spots to No. 12 after preserving the nation's longest winning streak.

WAC power Nevada, after beating Pacific to cap a big week, breaks into the polls at No. 22 along with surprising North Carolina, which is at No. 24 after an upset of Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Saturday. Syracuse and LSU dropped out of the poll this week.

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