College basketball roundup: Duke drops out of top 10

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Arizona is No. 1 in the Associated Press top 25 poll for the fifth straight week, but Duke fell out of the top 10 for the first time in more than six years.

The Wildcats (15-0) received 60 of 65 first-place votes in the latest poll, which was released Monday. No. 2 Syracuse (14-0) picked up the remaining five votes. Ohio State was third, and the top three were the same in the USA Today Coaches poll. Wisconsin is No. 4 and Michigan State No. 5 in the AP poll, and the two are reversed in the coaches poll.

Unbeaten Wichita State moved up to No. 6 in both polls.

Duke (11-3) fell from seventh to No. 16 in the AP poll and slipped to No. 13 in the USA Today poll after losing to unranked Notre Dame. It is the first time since December 2007 that the Blue Devils have not been in the top 10. Duke's streak of 122 consecutive weeks in the top 10 was second only to UCLA. The Bruins were a top-10 team for 155 straight weeks from 1966-76.

---The Southern Illinois team was stranded on a highway for nearly six hours Sunday night before being rescued by a tow truck and spent the night in a church, according to multiple reports.

The bus carrying the Salukis' players and assistant coach Anthony Beane Sr. got stuck in a snowstorm while returning from Normal, Ill., to Champaign, Ill., after getting blown out by Illinois State on Sunday afternoon.

Salukis coach Barry Hinson was stuck elsewhere in his car, according to the Post-Dispatch. He was heading out on a recruiting trip.

---Iowa coach Fran McCaffery apologized for bumping into an official, which got him ejected from Sunday's game against Wisconsin.

While arguing with officials, McCaffrey lightly bumped into one of the officials, which called for an automatic ejection.

"I want to apologize for my emotional reaction during Sunday night's game at Wisconsin," McCaffrey said in a statement. "I have great passion and respect for the game of basketball and everyone involved in it. I regret that my actions put our program and the University of Iowa in a negative light. I look forward to working with my staff and my players to move forward and compete for a championship."

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