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Published: Tuesday, 3/6/2007

BG women drop to 20th

Bowling Green won last week but dropped one spot to No. 20 in the Associated Press women s basketball poll.

The Falcons (26-3) defeated Miami 92-62 to close the regular season.

Even with a loss, Duke is still No. 1.

Duke led the poll for the eighth straight week, holding on by a solid margin despite losing for the first time. Montana joined at No. 25 as the only newcomer, its first national ranking in 13 years.

The Blue Devils (30-1) were upset by North Carolina State in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, but still received 39 of 50 firstplace votes.

Connecticut (28-2) moved up one spot to second and received seven first-place votes, the first time this season the Huskies have been voted No. 1 on any ballots. It s their highest ranking since they led the poll the week of Feb. 23, 2004.

North Carolina is third, followed by Tennessee and Ohio State.

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