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CARDINAL ON TOP OF POLL FOR FIRST TIME EVER

Stanford, off to an 8-0 start despite not having Mark Madsen the last seven games, was No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll for the first time.

The Cardinal's highest previous ranking was last week's No. 2. Stanford moved up when Cincinnati, which had been No. 1 the last five weeks, lost, 66-64, to Xavier on Saturday.

Madsen, who injured a hamstring late in the season-opening win over Duke, is expected back within the next two weeks.

Connecticut (7-1) and Arizona (9-1) each moved up one spot to second and third. Cincinnati (8-1) received one No. 1 vote and was fourth with 1,536 points. St. Bonaventure earned five votes in the poll, up from four the previous week, and is tied with Miami (Fla.) for 39th.

The complete poll is on Page E7.

On the court, reserve guard Marquis Daniels had 16 points on 7 for 8 shooting to lead No. 7 Auburn (8-1) past Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 109-52, in the opening round of the San Juan Shootout. . . . Ark., Broderick Hicks scored 12 points, including four free throws in the final 31 seconds, as No. 23 Wake Forest beat Arkansas, 70-64.

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