Jan. 19, 2009

Wake Forest, the last unbeaten team in Division I, is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll.

The Demon Deacons are 16-0 and moved into the top spot Monday by receiving 68 of 72 first-place votes from a national media panel. They replaced Pittsburgh, which dropped to fourth following its first loss of the season.

Wake Forest was No. 1 was for two weeks in November 2004. The Demon Deacons defeated fellow unbeaten Clemson 78-68 on Saturday, hours before Pittsburgh lost 69-63 to Louisville.

Duke and Connecticut each moved up a spot to second and third. Memphis, Gonzaga and Florida returned to the poll this week. Illinois was ranked for the first time since 2006.