Thursday, April 19, 2018
Colleges

Ohio State, Louisville take over 2-3 in AP poll

Ohio State and Louisville moved up behind No. 1 Alabama in the Associated Press poll after the most surprising Saturday of the season gave the rankings a major makeover.

Three of the top four (Michigan, Clemson and Washington), five of the top 10 and seven teams overall in last week's rankings lost to unranked opponents.

On Sunday, Alabama was a unanimous No. 1 for the first time this season, receiving all 61 votes. Ohio State is No. 2. Louisville is No. 3, matching its best ranking ever.

No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Clemson each dropped two spots and No. 7 Washington fell three after losing for the first time. Wisconsin moved up a spot to No. 6.

The only teams that held onto the spots in the Top 25 that they had last week were the only unbeatens left in Division I-A: the top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 14 Western Michigan.

No. 17 Florida State moved up three spots. No. 21 Florida moved up one.

Georgia State: Trent Miles was fired as coach after less than four years on the job. The Panthers are 2-8 this season and 9-38 during Miles' tenure.

GATORS ROMP IN BASKETBALL: Justin Leon scored 17, KeVaughn Allen added 13 and Florida beat Mercer 76-54. Playing in Jacksonville for the second time in three days, the Gators (2-0) made 24 of 30 free throws against the Bears. Devin Robinson added 12 points and nine rebounds for UF.

No. 2 UK 93, Canisius 69: Isaiah Briscoe and De'Aaron Fox each scored a career-high 21, Malik Monk added 16 and the host Wildcats (2-0) pulled away in the second half.

No. 6 UNC 97, Chattanooga 57: Joel Berry scored 18 to pace the Tar Heels (2-0). Kennedy Meeks added 14 points and 12 rebounds for UNC, which has won 15 straight home openers.

WOMEN: Asia Durr and Ciera Johnson scored 18 apiece as No. 5 Louisville (2-0) rolled over visiting Belmont 73-50. … Destiny Slocum scored 15, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough had 14 points and No. 6 Maryland breezed in its opener, 100-44 over visiting UMass-Lowell.

men's SOCCER: USF FALLS IN TITLE GAME: No. 2 seed Tulsa beat top seed and host USF 4-2 on penalty kicks in the final of the American Athletic Conference tournament. The score was tied at 1 after two extra periods.

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