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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. NCAA logo AP men's college basketball poll

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.

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  • randdjacobs Jan 29, 2013

    Miami won't have another game this year like they had against Duke. They shot an amazing %age and Duke couldn't hit a bull in the backside with a bass fiddle. They are certainly top contenders in the ACC, but I would be hesitant to gauge the team by their performance against Duke. It was an anomaly. They are 5-0 though, so that's what really matters.

  • foghat001 Jan 28, 2013

    I knew Kelley would get hurt. Argh. He's the glue. I think this may even be a bit higher than it should be (right now.)

  • uncsuckz Jan 28, 2013

    Let Michigan have that #1 ranking...it's cursed! They too will find out come Feb 2 when they take on Indiana. Mark it down....

  • FatherofFour Jan 28, 2013

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    Neither. At what point did I overreact? You must have mistaken my sarcasm for an overreaction. My point is that, us as fans, pull for our respective teams. I am fairly certain that 99.99 percent of posters on these boards have never played for these teams, coached these teams, or even been a water boy for these teams. I would be shocked if very many even attended the universities that they claim allegiance to. NEWS BREAK! It is just a game! The people who post hateful and disrespectful comments do nothing to help their teams, but rather harm the image of their teams in others eyes. In a world of school shootings, home invasions, and senseless violence, I find it refreshing that fans of opposing teams can have a cordial conversation without trying to demean one another. I too used to spout useless and hurtful drivel in my younger and immature years. Don't worry. You will grow out of it one day.... maybe.

    Sorry if I overreacted, but hope it helped your study anyway.

  • 321oohaw Jan 28, 2013

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    ...Thanks for proving my point. I am doing a study on how easily people over react when prodded. It is either pent up hatred or drinking too much while posting, which are you?

  • FatherofFour Jan 28, 2013

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    Thanks for proving our point.

  • 321oohaw Jan 28, 2013

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    ...sure, if you want.

  • FatherofFour Jan 28, 2013

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    Sorry. Can't speak for gunny but I am already hitched. Would you rather us meet somewhere, have a knife fight, and post it to youtube?

  • 321oohaw Jan 28, 2013

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    ...I knows dats right...May want to get away from Ebonics and speak some English

  • FatherofFour Jan 28, 2013

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    You definitely have to protect your home court to have a change in this conference. I would not be surprised if State has their behinds handed to them in Cameron and the Dean Dome later this season. If they can pull of one or both of those wins, it would speak volumes for their team. We will have to win both if we want to try and keep pace with Miami, but I feel the odds are against us at this point. I think the ACC tourney will be a good one this year either way. I just hope we can avoid playing on Thursday this year.

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