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Duke moves up in AP poll, ECU gets vote

Posted November 24, 2013

Duke coach David Cutcliffe and team prior to the Blue Devils' game versus Wake Forest on November 23, 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC.  Duke defeated Wake Forest 28-21 (Photo by Jack Morton).

After a come-from-behind win at Wake Forest Saturday, the Duke Blue Devils moved up one spot to No. 24 in the latest Associated Press football poll released Sunday.

It marks the first time since 1994 that Duke (9-2, 5-2 ACC) has been ranked in back-to-back AP polls as their ninth win of the year marked their best as a team since 1941. The Blue Devils are situated one spot behind Southern Cal and one spot ahead of Notre Dame in the latest poll. NCAA Football - graphic AP Top 25 College Football Poll

Duke will close out their regular season in a noon kick-off against North Carolina on Saturday. The Blue Devils control their own destiny to reach the ACC Championship game for the first time ever.

East Carolina (9-2, 6-1 C-USA), fresh off a 42-28 win over NC State, earned one vote in the poll which would place them tied for 33rd overall. The nine wins mark a best for the Pirates in the Ruffin McNeill era.

Auburn moved up to No. 4 in the AP poll, setting up the second top-five matchup with Alabama in the history of the Iron Bowl.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 56 first-place votes and runs its streak of consecutive top-five rankings to 46, tying for the fourth-most in the 77-year history of the AP rankings.

No. 2 Florida State received four first-place votes. Undefeated Ohio State moved back to No. 3 after Baylor lost for the first time. The Bears slipped to No. 9 after a 49-17 loss at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are No. 7.

Missouri rounds out the top 5. Undefeated Fresno State out of the Mountain West, seeking to bust the BCS, is No. 16 and has opened up a 149-point edge on also unbeaten Northern Illinois.

Oregon fell seven spots to No. 12 after their second loss of the year.

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  • sawdust65 Nov 26, 9:11 p.m.

    How does ECU get a vote for beating State? Who hasn't?

    And I'm a State fan.

    ECU deserves a vote, though. Conflicted.

  • bernardjaysr Nov 26, 3:55 p.m.

    Dookies bubble WILL burst this weekend @ Kenan!
    We are really doing you favor by not allowing you
    to get your head handed to you by FSU.

    Go Heels!!!!

  • pingmanreturns Nov 25, 4:07 p.m.

    Would love to see ECU get a little more love in the polls, but I am realistic and know that they play in Conf USA. Just beat Marshall and we'll see what happens.

  • FakeCoastalRings Nov 25, 10:22 a.m.

    Keep it going DEVILS! Beat unc!

    12:00 start stinks for the game this weekend, should have at... View More

    — Posted by DEVILS1

    Unfortunately how it works when only one team has something on the line. Duke is still in the... View More

    — Posted by 903 Hook em banned

    Hey,we have rings too....

  • jmcdow2792 Nov 25, 5:40 a.m.

    If Duke and ECU win and get some help, both could be ranked next week. This weekend could produce some big moves. If Clemson wins over SC, where do they end up given that Alabama or Auburn has to lose. Do we have two teams from the ACC in the top 4? Does that help a Duke team to move up even more with a win? Should.

  • 903 Hook em banned Nov 24, 11:27 p.m.

    Keep it going DEVILS! Beat unc!

    12:00 start stinks for the game this weekend, should have at... View More

    — Posted by DEVILS1

    Unfortunately how it works when only one team has something on the line. Duke is still in the hunt for the ACC title game. UNC is going to the Belk Bowl win or lose and no shot at the ACC title game...

  • DEVILS1 Nov 24, 11:01 p.m.

    24th in the BCS, AP and Coaches...23rd in the Harris Poll

    GO DEVILS!

  • DEVILS1 Nov 24, 10:56 p.m.

    C'mon DUKE, beat unc Saturday! Get to 10-2 and head to Charlotte...LET'S GO!

  • morgannyy Nov 24, 9:10 p.m.

    Is Tudor voting for ECU again?

  • wjuliang Nov 24, 8:50 p.m.

    Sweet. Evan more reason for the Heels to celebrate next Saturday :)

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