Duke climbs to No. 3, Miami drops to No. 5 in AP Poll
Posted February 25, 2013
After suffering their first loss in ACC play last week, the Miami Hurricanes fell to No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday. Duke won two games in convincing fashion, at Virginia Tech and at home against Maryland, and moved up to No. 3.
Last week’s loss by Miami (22-4, 13-1 ACC) snapped a 14-game win streak. The Hurricanes will be at Duke (24-3, 11-3 ACC) on Saturday marking the fourth time the Blue Devils will play a top-5 game this season. They are 3-0 in such games with wins against Louisville, Ohio State and Kentucky.
Indiana (25-3) once again claimed the top spot in the poll with Gonzaga (27-2) sliding up to No. 2. Michigan (24-4) fills out the top 5 with the No. 4 ranking.
North Carolina (19-8, 9-5 ACC) received eight votes in the poll. The Tar Heels have won three in a row.
The rest of the Top-10 is Kansas, Georgetown, Florida, Michigan State and Louisville.
Two teams fell from the top 25 this week. Colorado State and Virginia Commonwealth sit No. 26 and No. 27 this week based on votes. Taking their spots are Saint Louis (No. 18) and Louisiana Tech (No. 25).