Duke No. 1 again, NC State makes jump in poll
Posted January 7, 2013
Unbeaten Duke claimed the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the fourth straight week after an 80-62 win over Wake Forest in their ACC opener Saturday.
Duke received 62 first-place votes in the latest poll, with Michigan getting the other three and holding down the No. 2 spot.
Louisville jumped unbeaten Arizona to claim the No. 3 spot. The rest of the top 10 are Indiana, Kansas, Syracuse, Minnesota, Gonzaga and Missouri.
North Carolina State jumped three spots in the latest poll to No. 20 after a 2-0 week that included wins over UNC-Greensboro and Boston College. Despite the close call in the Wolfpack's conference opener, a 12-2 record and a 2-0 week was enough to move them ahead of Cincinnati and Michigan State - each of whom suffered losses last week.
North Carolina is unranked in the latest poll, but despite losing their conference opener to Virginia, received four votes in the AP poll.
In addition to UNC, Maryland is also receiving votes with 29.
The ACC has just two teams in the top 25 of the latest poll while the Big Ten leads the way with six. The Big East holds five spots followed by the Mountain West with three. Tied with the ACC in Top-25 placeholders are the Missouri Valley Conference, the SEC and the Big 12. Arizona is the lone member ranked out of the PAC 12.
Wyoming is the lone Division I team in the nation without a loss to still be unranked.