Duke No. 1 in AP; Tar Heels, Jayhawks left off

Updated: November 8, 2005, 8:54 AM ET
Associated Press

Duke is back at No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason college basketball poll while defending champion North Carolina failed to even make the Top 25.

Kansas, the preseason No. 1 last year and another regular in the poll, also was not among those teams ranked Monday.

The Blue Devils were a runaway choice for No. 1, the sixth time they have started the season atop the rankings.

North Carolina becomes the first defending national champion not to be in the preseason poll the next ...

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