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Press Box: Gonzaga ranked No. 1 in college basketball

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Gonzaga is ranked No. 1 in college basketball for the first time in school history, earning the top spot in both the Associated Press media poll and USA Today coaches poll released Monday.

Gonzaga (29-2), which has the best record in Division I, got 51 of 65 first place votes in the AP top 25. Indiana (25-4) dropped to No. 2 and received seven first place votes after losing to Minnesota last week.

Duke (25-3) stayed at No. 3 after losing to Virginia but beating Miami. The Blue Devils picked up five first place votes. Kansas moved up two spots to No. 4 as did No. 5 Georgetown. The Hoyas received the remaining two first place votes.

Gonzaga received 29 of 31 top votes in the coaches poll. No. 3 Kansas and No. 6 Louisville received the others. Indiana dropped to No. 2, Duke came in at No. 4 and Georgetown in fifth.

Miami, Michigan, Louisville, Kansas State and Michigan State made up the rest of the AP top 10 while the remainder of the USA Today top 10 was No. 7 Miami, No. 8 Michigan, No. 9 Florida and No. 10 Kansas State.

No. 21 Virginia Commonwealth and No. 23 UCLA replaced Butler and Louisiana Tech in the AP top 25.

NBA

---The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that guard Kyrie Irving is probable for Monday night's game against the visiting New York Knicks.

Irving has missed the Cavaliers' last three games with a sore/hyperextended right knee.

Also, guard Dion Waiters and forward/center Tyler Zeller are listed as questionable with an illness.

---The Toronto Raptors announced they reassigned forward Quincy Acy to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

Acy is still included on the Raptors' roster but will be placed on the inactive list.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

---The University of Miami might take advantage of the 90-day window it has to respond to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations that it received last month, CBS Sports reported Monday.

NCAA bylaw 32.6.5 states a response to an NOA shall be on file with the NCAA committee no later than 90 days from the date that it was received. Since Miami received the notice on Feb. 19, it has until mid-May to file a response.

---Wide receiver Darius Millines, Illinois' second-leading receiver last season when he had 32 catches, has been suspended for violating team rules, the school announced. His status with the team will be re-evaluated in May.
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