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Pack jumps to No. 14, Duke drops to No. 3 in AP Poll

Posted January 14, 2013

After an 84-76 upset win over No. 1 Duke Saturday, the NC State Wolfpack made the leap to No. 14 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll released Monday. The Blue Devils fell to No. 3 behind Louisville and Indiana after suffering their first loss of the year.

NC State’s new position in the poll at No. 14 marks a 6-spot jump from a week ago as the Wolfpack are out to their first 3-0 start in the ACC since the 1989 season. The Wolfpack (14-2) are currently riding a 10-game win streak, their longest under second-year head coach Mark Gottfried and best stretch since 1988-89. NCAA logo AP men's college basketball poll

Duke had held the No. 1 spot for four weeks and was among the last remaining unbeaten teams after a 15-0 start. Despite the loss, they still received 14 first-place votes.

Louisville (15-1) assumed the No. 1 ranking and earned 36 first-place votes followed by Indiana (15-1) who got 13 first-place nods. Michigan, who also suffered their first loss of the season this past weekend, dropped from No. 2 to No. 5 in the rankings. Kansas (14-1) is No. 4.

Arizona also lost for the first time on the year last week and moved back from No. 4 to No. 7. Illinois lost twice last week and plummeted from No. 12 to No. 23.

North Carolina split two ACC games last week, losing at home to Miami before winning at Florida State on Saturday. After receiving four votes in last week’s poll, the Tar Heels did not receive any this week.

No other ACC team aside from Duke and NC State cracked the Top 25. Miami garnered nine votes.

Four teams entered the Top-25 this week after previously being on the outside. Oregon is slotted at No. 21, VCU at No. 22, UCLA and Marquette entered at No. 24 and 25 respectively.

Georgetown, Cincinnati, Wichita State and UNLV all fell from the rankings.

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  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Jan 16, 10:00 p.m.

    The current rankings make sense. I was wondering if Duke would slip at all since Michigan lost... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesBaaaarf

    Duke beat 8 teams in the Top 100 before losing to State. That's why they didn't drop much. If... View More

    — Posted by 903 mens national championships

    This is exactly why I don't think losing to State on the road was all that bad for Duke. There's not many teams in the ACC that will beat Duke; they just happened to play one on the road last Saturday.

  • Dudeanonymous Jan 16, 7:20 a.m.

    I'm very happy State made a big jump in the national rankings! The season is only beginning in... View More

    — Posted by caearly009

    Maryland will be a big test for NCSU.

    Curry is fine. Just a mild ankle sprain. I believe he'll play but may be limited against GT.... Kelly is out indefinitely. No certain timetable, but I think he'll be out for at least 3-4 more weeks. There is a rumor he may not return at all... but that's just a rumor floating around. Coach K usually stays quiet about injuries.

  • caearly009 Jan 15, 2:59 p.m.

    I'm very happy State made a big jump in the national rankings! The season is only beginning in January so plenty of basketball left to go. To be able to sustain this effort and level of play will be key for how far this team will go. Next test- the Terps!

    Seems like Duke should rebound easily since the loss came early on in conference play. I don't see the Yellow Jackets giving you much of a problem in Durham on Thursday night. Any time table for the return of Curry and Kelly?

  • conrad27713 Jan 15, 2:42 p.m.

    It's so nice to see State back in the "black." We loved your playing Sid, but a coach... View More

    — Posted by foghat001

    Lowe can coach, but not in college as K cannot in the NBA.

    And i cannot believe how you guys think that Kelly would have made that much of a difference,who was he going to guard, CJ or Howell ? Because Plumlee had a tough time trying to guard both of them, and his foot movement is a whole lot faster than Kelly. So please stop dreaming, your Dookies just to a good team, my wolfpack, and it should have happen last yr in cameron.

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 15, 1:10 p.m.

    The current rankings make sense. I was wondering if Duke would slip at all since Michigan lost... View More

    — Posted by GunnyGoesBaaaarf

    Duke beat 8 teams in the Top 100 before losing to State. That's why they didn't drop much. If they don't lose again before Selection Sunday, they will still get the #1 overall seed. Seeding isn't based on where you're ranked, it's based on the full body of work.

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 15, 1:08 p.m.

    Hokie you made some good points. I think the 6 players that get the minutes for State, none can... View More

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    It might have happened after Duke beat the 2005 Sean May/Felton team. Before that, Wojo's senior day over UNC in 98. But I'm not 100% sure.

  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Jan 15, 8:17 a.m.

    The current rankings make sense. I was wondering if Duke would slip at all since Michigan lost as well. Duke lost to a ranked team, on the road, so they shouldn't have slipped further than #3, and State deserves to have moved up significantly in the rankings IMHO. While no team wants to lose a game, this loss does take the pressure off Duke to remain undefeated, and the win gives State something to build on.

  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Jan 15, 8:14 a.m.

    Hokie you made some good points. I think the 6 players that get the minutes for State, none can... View More

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    I think Brown is very important to State as well. He's become very skilled running the point. Howell is a beast, and CJ can slice his way to the basket even when he's being double teamed. With State having five to six players scoring in double figures, they're very tough to beat.

  • Toddler10-21 Jan 15, 4:04 a.m.

    Hokie you made some good points. I think the 6 players that get the minutes for State, none can be replaced. Especially Brown. If Brown goes out who will run the point? Lewis hasnt showed much at all. Too slow, cant guard, cant shoot, cant break a defense down, not strong enough. He has alot of work to do over the summer. But I still like the the kid, and think he will be a solid player. Who else can play the point? Maybe Purvis? As for sportnutz, again Duke has never rushed the court during a regular season game? No one will answer that question.

  • mac240 Jan 14, 10:09 p.m.

    Number 1 or 3 or 103...I'm still a Duke fan!

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