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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. NCAA logo AP men's college basketball poll

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.

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  • duane11 Jan 8, 1:20 p.m.

    How could Carolina get four votes? Do they even have a real team this, year I thought the group... View More

    — Posted by labmonkey69

    The same reason they are ALWAYS overrated in the preseason. Someone is unable to let go of the... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Always?

    — Posted by heelsforever

    lol, well not always

  • duane11 Jan 8, 1:18 p.m.

    beat gatech and duke, the Pack will be top 10, legitimately

    — Posted by duane11

    Please don't mention Ga Tech and Duke in the same sentence......ever

    — Posted by Leave it to Beaver Reruns

    I get what you're saying. But I think the point was that State cannot afford to lose to either... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Sorry, I hadn't looked at the schedule when the comment was made. I get it now.

    — Posted by Leave it to Beaver Reruns

    that is exactly what i was saying..2 wins this week would make a 10 game winning streak for NCSU, with the last loss to(next in line #1)michigan by 7...it would also put NCSU at 14-2,3-0...that should get them close to top 10, if not in...not that it matters, b/c #6 was too high, and where they have been more recently has been too low...the osu debacle was in the 4th game of the season, and osu just now dropped out of the top 25 after losing to top 25 gonzaga and ksu by a combined 8 pts...its one blemish, early on, to a team that will be in the tourney

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 8, 10:29 a.m.

    Did anyone who had anything to say about the poll see the State-BC game? How can you justify the... View More

    — Posted by jacamoe

    And the "shoulda lost" part is very debatable -- BC was lucky to even keep it close... the right team won.

    Keep on with those sour grapes -- make JGunn some "whine" with it!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 8, 10:28 a.m.

    Did anyone who had anything to say about the poll see the State-BC game? How can you justify the... View More

    — Posted by jacamoe

    Coulda/Woulda/Shoulda.

    DIDN'T!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 8, 10:25 a.m.

    Love the sour grapes -- they sure do make some good whine!

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Well, if they make some red wine, I'm good with it:)

    Seriously, congrats to Duke and State.

    As... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    It's all good with some wine, isn't it, JG? :)

    Sometimes teams drop even after a win. I think... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    TBK, I hope California had a banner year pumping out that Pinot Noir, because with the way my... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    Haha! Don't let the Heels turn you into a raging wino, JG!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 8, 10:25 a.m.

    Duke did beat Kentucky, but there as green as Carolina...State did play Michigan but got run off... View More

    — Posted by randrmomanddad

    State got run off the court against Michigan? Maybe you should check that box score again and define what you meant by "run off the court". It was a very respectable loss to a top-3 team on their own court.

  • cal008 Jan 8, 10:08 a.m.

    I'm going to correct myself jgunn. It seems they have a couple more years left in the ACC. I... View More

    — Posted by caearly009

    You may have been right the first time, caearly. I think Maryland is going to try and bolt... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    Last I checked with my people, MD is still set to go in the 2014-15 season. 2 years (including this one) in the ACC. Regardless, I'm looking for them to play really well during conf games. Should be really interesting.
    GO TERPS!!!

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jan 8, 9:31 a.m.

    Did anyone who had anything to say about the poll see the State-BC game? How can you justify the... View More

    — Posted by jacamoe

    Teams have dropped in polls before even if they won against a bad team, but you're absolutely right: State got the "W", and a road win against a conference foe is tough to get, and State deserves credit for winning that game. That shows State's improvement over previous years, where they may have lost that game instead of gritting out a win.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jan 8, 9:29 a.m.

    I'm going to correct myself jgunn. It seems they have a couple more years left in the ACC. I... View More

    — Posted by caearly009

    You may have been right the first time, caearly. I think Maryland is going to try and bolt after this season. At any rate, I do think Maryland will make some noise before they let the ACC door hit them in the rear:)

  • jacamoe Jan 8, 7:37 a.m.

    State did play Michigan but got run off the court.!!!...these polls mean nothing.!!!

    You must have seen a different game than me. I would not say they were run off the court, just got beat by 6 or 7 points I do believe. Oh and Michigan's record is what now? Yeah that's right. 13-0.

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