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UNDATED (AP) — No. 5 Auburn and No. 7 San Diego State face tough tests this week while trying to remain Division I's only undefeated teams. The Tigers face Vanderbilt and high-scoring Aaron Nesmith before taking on Georgia and star freshman Anthony Edwards. The Aztecs face what may be the toughest road trip in the Mountain West with games against Wyoming and Boise State. It's also a big week in the Big 12 with three games between ranked opponents.
UNDATED (AP) — About two-thirds of Americans support college athletes being permitted to earn money for endorsements. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for the NCAA allowing college athletes to cash in on their names, images and likenesses is especially high among young adults, as well as black Americans and Hispanics. NCAA officials and college sports leaders are now trying to sort out how to make it work.
UNDATED (AP) — Gonzaga, Duke and Kansas remain atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll. The Bulldogs received 54 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel. The Blue Devils had nine first-place votes and the Jayhawks two. No. 4 Baylor moved into the top five for the first time in three years and undefeated Auburn rose to No. 5. Butler climbed five spots to No. 6 for the program's highest ranking ever. San Diego State is the only other undefeated Division I team. The Aztecs jumped six spots to No. 7. Michigan State, Oregon and Florida State round out the top 10.
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn cruised to two more conference wins and remained No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll to start off 2020. The Huskies received 19 first-place votes from a 30-member media panel to stay ahead of second-ranked Oregon. The Ducks got seven first-place votes, picking up two from Oregon State, which got three. The Beavers were third and followed again by South Carolina, Stanford and Baylor. Louisville, UCLA, North Carolina State and Texas A&M round out the top 10. South Dakota, Michigan and Princeton entered the women's Top 25 while Miami, Minnesota and Texas fell out.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon made a splash when it hired U.S. women's national team assistant coach Graeme Abel as its new women's soccer coach. Abel served on the national team since 2015 and is a veteran of two World Cup victories. Abel says his Oregon team will mimic the national team under Jill Ellis in terms of meticulous preparation. But he's got a challenging job in Eugene. The Ducks finished second-to-last in the Pac-12 last season in a talented league that included national champion Stanford.
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