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Duke climbs to No. 2 in latest AP poll

Posted November 26, 2012

The Duke Blue Devils have jumped to No. 2 in the latest AP poll released Monday after defeating the previously No. 2 Louisville on Saturday.

For Duke, it was their second win over an AP Top-3 team in as many weeks as they have jumped out to a 6-0 start. Duke’s win on Saturday gave them the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament championship, marking the sixth consecutive season the Blue Devils have won an early-season tournament. Sophomore Quinn Cook was named the MVP of the tournament played in the Bahamas.

North Carolina fell from No. 5 last week to No. 14 in the latest poll after a 2-1 week that saw the Tar Heels lost to Butler in the Maui Invitational. UNC rebounded to defeat Chaminade in the consolation game of the tournament. NCAA logo AP men's college basketball poll

For the second consecutive week, North Carolina State fell in the rankings. After a big plummet last week, the Wolfpack fell two spots this week to No. 18. NC State played just one game last week, a come-from-behind win over UNC-Asheville.

Big Ten teams Indiana, Michigan and Ohio State hold the No. 1, 3 and 4 spots in the AP poll, respectively. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge gets underway Tuesday with the three Carolina schools taking on the top three Big Ten teams.

NC State will play at Michigan and UNC will play at Indiana on Tuesday while Duke will host Ohio State Wednesday.

Louisville fell from No. 2 to No. 5 following their loss at Duke.

No other ACC team is in the AP Top 25 and only Florida State is even receiving votes (10).

In the USA Today poll, Duke is No. 2, UNC sits at No. 13 and NC State is No. 18.

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  • mike honcho Nov 27, 11:52 a.m.

    I really like our team chemistry and defense right now, the fact we have a different leading scorer every night. Dont get me wrong, Duke will loose some games this year, but I beleive we will be competitive in each and every one.
    Cant wait to see Marshall play some this year, a true center who likes to play with his back to the basket. Sulimon is looking awesome, a little too good actually, if he continues to play at this level, he may be a one and done, I certainly hope not. Cook is solid at the point and as he goes, so will this team. We have a great mixture of senior leadership and youthful athletisism.

  • hovis Nov 27, 9:25 a.m.

    Duke has certainly earned this ranking. While Kentucky was a very young team that I would have been surprised if they had not beaten them, Louisville was a huge win for Duke and the ACC as a whole. Hope all of our teams can live up to or exceed our preseason rankings in the long run.

  • Hokies94 Nov 26, 11:49 p.m.

    UNC, State and Duke all deserve their present rankings. Hopefully we all win in the ACC/Big 14... View More

    — Posted by Tarheel born

    I can agree with UNC and Duke. State is no where close in rankings. This team doesn't have any chemistry.

  • ericsgrowing Nov 26, 10:12 p.m.

    I think it is hilarious how UNC fans bring up Lehigh while they were in the NIT while we were winning a title in 2010. Not to mention all of the Burger Boys UNC had and still couldn't get to a tourney.

    For those that say Duke peaks and exits early... Not really. Last year did happen but we went to the sweet 16 the year prior (nc state just did that finally) and we won the title the year before that.

    Anytime you get to the Sweet 16 it is a battle from to get to the final 4.

  • rushbot Nov 26, 9:44 p.m.

    This ought to be worth a couple of losses!

  • DUKE4EVER Nov 26, 9:39 p.m.

    Last year at this time, dook was #3 in the AP poll.

    We all saw how THAT turned out!!!

    LEHIGH!!!!!

    — Posted by ncdedhed

    Hey towel boy, welcome to 2012, glad you could join us!

    GO DUKE!!

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Nov 26, 9:30 p.m.

    UNC, State and Duke all deserve their present rankings. Hopefully we all win in the ACC/Big 14... View More

    — Posted by Tarheel born

    This

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Nov 26, 9:29 p.m.

    Last year at this time, dook was #3 in the AP poll.

    We all saw how THAT turned out!!!

    LEHIGH!!!!!

    — Posted by ncdedhed

    The key difference is this team is a senior led team while last year it was a frosh led team. As per usual freshman are inconsistent. This team has more in common with the senior leadership and its steady calming influence of the 2010 Duke team.

  • Tarheel born Nov 26, 9:25 p.m.

    UNC, State and Duke all deserve their present rankings. Hopefully we all win in the ACC/Big 14 challenge. Not likely but possible - anything's possible.

    GO HEELS and GO ACC!!

  • ncdedhed Nov 26, 9:21 p.m.

    Last year at this time, dook was #3 in the AP poll.

    We all saw how THAT turned out!!!

    LEHIGH!!!!!

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