Indiana reclaims No. 1, NC State drops from poll
Posted February 4, 2013
Indiana claimed the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Monday marking the fifth consecutive week there has been a new name atop the list.
Duke (19-2, 6-2 ACC), who has been No. 1 for five weeks this year and began the run of teams jockeying for the top spot, moved up one spot this week to No. 4. The last time there were five straight new No. 1s was the last five polls of 2008-09 when it was Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Connecticut again, North Carolina and Louisville.
NC State (16-6, 5-4 ACC) fell out of the Top 25 for the first time this season following back-to-back losses at Virginia and at home to Miami by a combined four points. The Wolfpack were second among teams outside of the Top 25 receiving votes with 64. NC State has lost four conference games by a combined seven points.
Miami (13-3, 8-0 ACC) made a six-spot leap this week following their win at NC State. The Hurricanes find themselves No. 8 in the latest poll and are alone atop the ACC with a full two-game lead.
For the second consecutive week, North Carolina (13-6, 3-3 ACC) failed to receive any votes.
After Indiana, Florida moved into the No. 2 spot followed by previous No. 1, Michigan. Kansas fell to No. 5 after losing to Oklahoma St. Gonzaga and Arizona each moved up a spot to Nos. 6 and 7, respectively.
Wichita State, San Diego State and Ole Miss all joined NC State as teams that fell from the Top 25. Moving in were Notre Dame (No. 25,) Pittsburgh (No. 23), Oklahoma St. (No. 22) and Georgetown (No. 20).
Oregon had the biggest fall in the poll this week dropping nine spots to No. 19 after suffering two road losses within the Pac 12. Cincinnati make a seven spot jump to No. 17 after a pair of Big East wins.
Ole Miss is the first team outside of the rankings followed by NC State and Colorado State.