Wake Forest Moves To No. 1 In AP Poll
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.