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Duke drops a spot in AP poll; NCSU, UNC hold steady

Posted November 12, 2012

The Duke Blue Devils moved down a spot in the first regular-season Associated Press basketball poll released Monday, dropping from eighth to ninth following a 74-55 win over Georgia State. 

N.C. State (1-0) held steady at sixth after a 97-59 win over Miami (Ohio), and North Carolina (2-0) remained at No. 11 after wins over Gardner-Webb and Florida Atlantic.

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Fellow ACC member Florida State, ranked 25th a week ago, dropped out of the poll after dropping its season opener to South Alabama. 

Led by Indiana and Louisville, the first seven teams in the initial regular-season poll were the same as the pre-season Top 25. The Hoosiers (1-0) were again a solid No. 1, receiving 46 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Louisville (1-0) was No. 1 on 18 ballots.

Kentucky (1-0), which received one first-place vote, was third, followed by Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina State and Kansas.

Syracuse moved up to eighth place, and Florida again rounded out the top 10.

UConn, ranked 24th, was the only newcomer. Michigan State (0-1) dropped from 14th to 21st with the loss to the Huskies.

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  • seankelly15 Nov 15, 12:33 p.m.

    This makes zero sense... Kentucky lost to Duke and they are listed as 1-0? You lose to an 8th ranked team when you are the 3rd-ranked team and you keep your position. Something is not right here. How old is this story?

  • jeff727 Nov 13, 3:41 a.m.

    I am a Wolfpacker..and very proud and excited about the Pack being ranked #6..UNC and Duke are deserving of their top 15 ranking as well... good luck to all three teams..just hope this is the year that State beats Unc and/or Duke..should be a fun season for the Pack regardless.

  • Hokies94 Nov 12, 10:31 p.m.

    This is just a pre-season hype to get some hits. Games count much later. Duke is still going to win in March. Mark it down. Leigh will be long gone. OK. Fire up the towel boys now. VT will probably be 9th team in the ACC.

  • alockwr21 Nov 12, 9:55 p.m.

    Early polls mean nothing just something for the fans and media to discuss/debate

    — Posted by iron fist

    I agree...none of this matters until the reg season starts.

    — Posted by Aint ur day

    ...this is the regular season.

  • ugottabkiddinme Nov 12, 8:31 p.m.

    Don't worry dookies...they could lose the next 10 in a row and still will not drop out of the top 10

  • Aint ur day Nov 12, 7:16 p.m.

    Early polls mean nothing just something for the fans and media to discuss/debate

    — Posted by iron fist

    I agree...none of this matters until the reg season starts.

  • FAN72 Nov 12, 7:13 p.m.

    Interesting, a team wins their only game by 19 points and drops in the AP poll.

  • RaleighRock Nov 12, 7:01 p.m.

    I love the picture of Coack K - it's like he is yelling at the ref for dropping in the polls - LOL!

  • iron fist Nov 12, 5:37 p.m.

    Early polls mean nothing just something for the fans and media to discuss/debate

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