Purdue stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25 men's poll
Purdue's unquestioned grip on No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll is gone after a weekend loss. That didn't stop the Boilermakers from remaining at the top anyway.
The Boilermakers earned 38 of 62 first-place votes in the poll released Monday to remain at No. 1 for a third straight week and seventh time this season. Purdue was the unanimous choice last week, the first for any team this season, before falling at Indiana over the weekend for only its second loss.
The loss meant Houston collected 22 first-place votes as it rose one spot to No. 2, followed by No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Arizona in each claiming one.
Texas jumped five spots to No. 5, shooting past Tennessee, which fell four spots to No. 6 after losing last week at Florida.
UCLA, Virginia, Kansas and Marquette rounded out the top 10, with Shaka Smart's Golden Eagles cracking the top 10 for the
first time since 2019.
Women's basketball SOUTH CAROLINA STILL TOPS WOMEN'S AP TOP 25 >>
South Carolina beat a top opponent to remain No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll and now has a showdown with another one looming this weekend.
The Gamecocks (23-0) topped then- No. 5 UConn 81-77 on Sunday to remain unbeaten and stay the unanimous choice atop the poll from the 28-member
national media panel. After facing Auburn on Thursday, South Carolina will play No. 3 LSU on Sunday in a matchup of the last two unbeatens in Division I women's college basketball.
While South Carolina has had a stranglehold on No. 1 for more than a year, Indiana is making its first appearance ever at No. 2 after Stanford lost to Washington.
LSU remained at No. 3 after close wins over Tennessee, Georgia and Texas A&M.
UConn moved up one spot to fourth after its close loss to the Gamecocks and Iowa was fifth. The Cardinal fell to sixth.
JÁGR SCORES HIS RECORD 1,099TH GOAL >> Jaromír Jágr celebrated his 51st birthday about a week early by scoring his 1,099th goal to overtake Wayne Gretzky at the top of the chart.
Jágr, who will turn 51 on Feb. 15, scored for the Kladno Knights on Sunday in 5-4 loss at Trinec in the Czech league.
The winger, who was the NHL's second highest point scorer in 2018 when he was released by the Calgary Flames, got his 1,099 goals in professional games and at international tournaments.
NFL BRADY WILL NOT MOVE INTO FOX ANNOUNCING BOOTH UNTIL 2024 >>
Tom Brady will not go immediately from the playing field to the broadcast booth.
Brady told Colin Cowherd during Monday's episode of “The Herd” on FS1 and Fox Sports Radio that he will not start his broadcasting career with Fox until the 2024 season.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion — who retired last week after a 23year career with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers — signed a 10-year deal with Fox last May to become the network's top analyst when he decided to quit playing for good.
Brady said that he didn't want to immediately rush into announcing and that he wanted to catch up on some other parts of his life.
MLB TWINS, CORREA DECIDE HE'LL SKIP WBC WITH WIFE DUE NEXT MONTH >>
The Minnesota Twins and Carlos Correa made a mutual decision that the shortstop will skip the World Baseball Classic for family reasons, with his wife expecting a baby during the tournament.
The Twins announced that Correa will not participate with the Puerto Rico national team for the fifth edition of the event, which was last played in 2017. Correa's
wife, Daniella, is due with the couple's second child on March 11. The WBC begins on March 8.
Twins position players are scheduled to report for spring training by Feb. 19. Correa signed a sixyear, $200 million contract with the club on Jan. 11. The deal is structured with the potential to pay Correa as much as $270 million over 10 seasons if he stays healthy.
Skiing AMERICAN SKIER SHIFFRIN FAILS TO FINISH 1ST RACE AT WORLDS >>
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin missed what looked like a certain gold medal on the opening day of the world championships, skiing out of the women's combined race with the finish in sight.
Shiffrin straddled the third-to-last gate in her slalom run while appearing to be close to beating first-run leader and eventual winner Federica Brignone of Italy.
Shiffrin was competing in her first major event since failing to win a medal in six starts at last year's Beijing Olympics.