Rutgers back in AP women’s hoops poll; UConn still No. 1

South Florida guard Kitija Laksa (33) and forward Laura Ferreira (10) battle with Connecticut guard Kia Nurse (11) and guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson (33) for a loose ball during the first quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

NEW YORK (AP) — After a two-year hiatus, C. Vivian Stringer has Rutgers back in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll.

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 8 Texas Tech gets 2 top-10 opponents

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard yells at the referees after a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard figures his Red Raiders haven’t accomplished all that much yet, even with the eighth-ranked Red Raiders holding the program’s highest ranking in two decades.

Syracuse struggling as Orange hit the road

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, right, shows his frustration after Tyus Battle (25) turned the ball over against Wake Forest during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse’s Frank Howard was blunt in his assessment of the Orange’s two-game skid in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Alabama’s Saban: ‘This will be a game I’ll never forget’

Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the championship trophy after overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama won 26-23. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban wins one title and moves on to figuring out how to get the next.

Alabama’s youngsters deliver on big stage

Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith runs into the end zone for a touchdown after catching a pass past Georgia defensive back Malkom Parrish during overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Alabama won, 26-23. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama’s latest group of hotshot recruits delivered on college football’s biggest stage.

Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title

Alabama head coach Nick Saban holds up the championship trophy after overtime of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Georgia, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Alabama won 26-23. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ATLANTA (AP) — To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his time is now.

Freshman QBs make immediate impact

In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, photo, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm throws a pass during the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Pasadena, Calif. Georgia plays Alabama in the Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, College Football national championship game. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — No experience required.

Brees, defensive stand, help Saints survive Panthers, 31-26

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is tended to by medical personnel after being sacked in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan grinned playfully as he glanced up at a bottle of red wine in the top shelf of his locker and asked if anyone knew Carolina quarterback Cam Newton’s address.

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