Colleges

Duke back atop AP poll, NC State falls to No. 18

Posted January 21, 2013

Following losses last week by previously No. 1 Louisville and No. 2 Indiana, Duke reclaimed the top spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll by a slim margin over Michigan.

Despite playing just one game last week, a 16-point win over Georgia Tech, the Blue Devils garnered 39 first place votes while Michigan claimed 11 nods for the top spot. The teams are separated by just 39 points in the poll. NCAA logo AP men's college basketball poll

Duke held the top spot for four weeks earlier this season before being upset by NC State at PNC Arena on Jan 12.

NC State’s week got off to a rough start as their hangover following the Duke win translated into a loss at Maryland. The Wolfpack (15-3, 4-1 ACC) rebounded Sunday by beating Clemson and are slotted at No. 18 this week, a 4-spot drop from last week.

Miami (13-3, 4-0 ACC) cracked the Top 25 for the first time this season, entering the poll at No. 25. The Hurricanes sit alone atop the ACC as the only unbeaten in conference play and will host Duke on Wednesday.

Kansas (16-1, 4-0 Big 12), following wins last week against Baylor and at Texas, is tied at the No. 3 spot with Syracuse (17-1, 5-0 Big East). Louisville fell to No. 5, Indiana to No. 7. Arizona (16-1, 4-1 Pac 12) slides up to the No. 6 position.

Four teams dropped from the rankings this week - San Diego State, UCLA, Marquette and Illinois - allowing for newcomers Ole Miss, Cincinnati and Wichita State to join Miami.

North Carolina (12-5, 2-2 ACC) received three votes.

The Big 10 again led the way with five teams in the top 25. The ACC, SEC and Big East all placed three teams in the latest poll.

 

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  • BeastOnTheHill Jan 24, 5:30 p.m.

    I truely don't understand the State ranking??? Over-rated as usual.

    — Posted by dare107

    What does an ECU fan know about basketball rankings?

    State has just three losses, two of which... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    LOL!

    Wake Forest? LOL!

  • BeastOnTheHill Jan 24, 5:29 p.m.

    It's good to be king! Go Duke!

    — Posted by randdjacobs

    LOL!

    how was the Hurricane?

  • foghat001 Jan 22, 6:33 p.m.

    Would be nice to see State in the great 8. Hard work ahead.

  • foghat001 Jan 22, 6:28 p.m.

    the sting of the UNC NIT humiliation lives on .... and on ....

  • randrmomanddad Jan 22, 8:57 a.m.

    further evidence there's still a drug problem in this country.!!!

  • Leave it to Beaver Reruns Jan 22, 8:01 a.m.

    LMFAO no acc team will see the final 8

    — Posted by cole1949

    State and Duke should.

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    UNC fans think that just because the Black Crow and company made the Elite 8 a couple of times that it is the standard of how you are judged in the dance. It's cute. Does the same apply for the NIT tourney?

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 22, 7:25 a.m.

    I truely don't understand the State ranking??? Over-rated as usual.

    — Posted by dare107

    What does an ECU fan know about basketball rankings?

    State has just three losses, two of which happened early in the season. Since then, State went on a 10-game winning streak and really didn't climb in the polls much until they beat Duke. So now State gets a little more credit for ALL those wins.

    Clear enough? Who should be ranked higher than State that is below them? If anything, State is underranked. As usual.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 22, 7:23 a.m.

    LMFAO no acc team will see the final 8

    — Posted by cole1949

    State and Duke should.

  • jacamoe Jan 22, 6:40 a.m.

    18th and the slipper fits. Only haters would disagree with duke at 1 and NCSU at 18. Please, where should unc be ranked haters. Maybe #1 on sexual assault. I would be ASHAMED UNC.

  • dare107 Jan 22, 5:30 a.m.

    I truely don't understand the State ranking??? Over-rated as usual.

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