Duke falls to No. 5 in AP Poll, Michigan takes top spot
Posted January 28, 2013
Following a week of upsets in the Top 25 that saw 14 teams lose at least one game, Michigan claimed the top spot in the Associated Press poll Monday with previous No. 1 Duke falling to five.
Michigan (19-1) earned 51 first place votes in the poll with No. 2 Kansas (18-1) netting 13. Indiana and Florida, who each went 2-0 on the week, fill in the No. 3 and No. 4 spots, respectively.
Duke (17-2), who suffered a 27-point loss to Miami last week, fell to No. 5 in the rankings and did not garner a first-place vote for the first time in 10 weeks. The Devils will have two road games this week, making trips to Wake Forest and Florida State.
Miami’s (15-3) blow-out win over Duke propelled them to an 11-spot jump in the polls and they now sit at No. 14. They will face two road contests this week as well, playing at Virginia Tech and then at NC State on Saturday.
The Wolfpack (16-4) suffered a loss mid-week to Wake Forest, but a rebound win against North Carolina Saturday allowed them to stay in the top 25 at No. 19, down one spot from a week ago.
North Carolina, who received votes in last week’s poll, did not get any this week, nor did any ACC team besides Duke, Miami and NC State.
Syracuse, Gonzaga, Arizona, Butler and Oregon complete the Top 10. Minnesota’s two losses last week dropped them 11 spots this week to No. 23. La Salle, who pulled off two upsets of Top 25 teams last week, earned three votes in the polls.
VCU and Notre Dame each fell from this week’s rankings allowing San Diego State (No. 22) and Marquette (No. 25) in.