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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. NCAA logo AP men's college basketball poll

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).

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  • Toddler10-21 Feb 26, 7:52 a.m.

    Love to see a UNC/UCLA matchup also gunny! Drew just flat out quit on the heels. I heard he is playing well.

  • Gunnstigator Feb 26, 7:46 a.m.

    I see another Lehigh in the future

    — Posted by sbest3

    I see another NIT tourney.

    — Posted by mike honcho

    Unless they have a major meltdown, there is no NIT, Carolina will be Dancing in March.

  • Gunnstigator Feb 26, 7:43 a.m.

    Beware of the Gonzaga Bulldogs - They are a 'fun team' to watch and they play Thursday Feb 28th... View More

    — Posted by wlcat609

    If those brackets hold, Carolina and State are in trouble, and depending on how Miami continues playing, they may be in trouble as well. It would be ironic to have Carolina play UCLA, with three of its former players.

  • Toddler10-21 Feb 26, 4:39 a.m.

    Home court court neutral court. Who cares? Duke has played some tough teams early on. The ACC better get ready because Ville, Cuse, Pitt, and I think Dame are all ranked. Can you say the ACC will be the top ranked conference again. The ACC will probably have seven or eight teams ranked next year. There are also about 6 teams that can win it all this year.

  • foghat001 Feb 25, 9:49 p.m.

    Dook is 2-1 against currently ranked teams and has lost to two unranked teams.

    The best win they... View More

    — Posted by DooksucksV3

    Le troll.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 25, 9:05 p.m.

    Meanwhile Big ten teams keep losing because they are playing each other and most of them are... View More

    — Posted by sbest3

    You joined in Dec. '06. You should have watched some basketball in the meantime, then you would have known that all NCAA Tournament games are played at neutral sites. Only the junior tourney gives home benefits.

  • MR EVANS Feb 25, 7:40 p.m.

    I am not blaming them..they play the schedule that is given to them. But they have not beaten a... View More

    — Posted by sbest3

    Duke was better off when other ACC teams could keep up with them. Outside of Duke and Miami this... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    yet they lost 3 games in the ACC and the rebuilding Heels would have won had dook not played... View More

    — Posted by ugottabkiddinme

    And Duke was a football tackle away from losing at BC also.

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 25, 7:36 p.m.

    I am not blaming them..they play the schedule that is given to them. But they have not beaten a... View More

    — Posted by sbest3

    Duke was better off when other ACC teams could keep up with them. Outside of Duke and Miami this... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    yet they lost 3 games in the ACC and the rebuilding Heels would have won had dook not played... View More

    — Posted by ugottabkiddinme

    Come talk to me when UNC can beat Texas.

  • scousler Feb 25, 6:40 p.m.

    Wut no votes for the wolfpack? Ain't fare...must the dang refs fault agin.

  • ugottabkiddinme Feb 25, 6:39 p.m.

    Hey, "Isuckdooks", join in with me in chanting, NIT! NIT! NIT! NIT!...you're a smart one! ... View More

    — Posted by fbguru

    how bout we all chant LeHigh like everyone was doing last year..because the only one going to the NIT is the pack...so keep dreaming

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