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Sports log: Duke is No. 1 again — for 123d time

College basketball

Duke is back in a familiar place — No. 1. The Blue Devils advanced one spot to replace Indiana at the top of The Associated Press’ Top 25 Monday, drawing closer to UCLA’s record for most No. 1 rankings. Duke (9-0) has reached No. 1 at least once in a record 16 seasons under coach Mike Krzyzewski, and has played more games as the No. 1-ranked team in 33 years under Coach K (209) than as an unranked team (141). Indiana (9-1) held the top spot from the preseason poll through the first five weeks of the season before losing to Butler on Saturday. It is the 123d week Duke has been ranked No. 1, 11 weeks behind UCLA . . . In the women’s poll, Stanford remained No. 1 for the fifth straight week. UConn, Baylor, Duke, and Notre Dame rounded out the first five.

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