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.
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.