Duke remained a unanimous No. 1 in the Associated Press poll for a third straight week.

The Blue Devils (10-0), who received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel yesterday, have been No. 1 all season - and except for star freshman guard Kyrie Irving's toe injury it's been smooth sailing. Irving's right foot was placed in a hard cast and he is out indefinitely.

Ohio State (8-0) remained second. Kansas moved up one place to third and Connecticut jumped two spots to fourth. Syracuse moved from eighth to fifth and Kansas State dropped one place to sixth. Tennessee jumped from 11th to No. 7 after its 83-76 win over Pittsburgh, which dropped from third to eighth. Baylor moved up one place to ninth and Villanova was No. 10.

San Diego State was 11th, followed by Illinois, Missouri, Michigan State, Georgetown, BYU, Kentucky, Memphis, Purdue and Louisville. The last five ranked teams were Minnesota, UNLV and Texas, which tied for 22nd, Notre Dame and Texas A&M.

Connecticut remains the unanimous choice at No. 1 in the women's poll. The Huskies have won an NCAA women's basketball-record 87 straight games.


* Clemson guard Demontez Stitt is expected to miss several weeks after surgery on his left knee.

In a game last night:

* At San Diego State, Malcolm Thomas' 18 points and 15 rebounds led the No. 11 Aztecs (11-0) over Cal Poly, 51-45. *