UConn claims coaches' poll top spot; Duke No. 2

Updated: January 23, 2006, 8:57 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Duke's first loss of the season cost it more than just its perfect record.

The 17-1 Blue Devils, who suffered an 87-84 loss at Georgetown on Saturday, fell to No. 2 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll for the first time all season. Connecticut, which beat two ranked teams last week and also got a little help from previously unbeaten and second-ranked Florida's 80-76 loss to then-unranked Tennessee, jumped two spots to No. 1.

The Huskies, 16-1, had been ranked second in the coaches' ...

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