As conference play quickly approaches, things are starting to shape up across college basketball, as seen in the latest AP poll:
Duke regains top spot
Four weeks after Duke lost its No. 1 ranking, the Blue Devils returned to the top of the AP poll, securing 35 of 64 first place votes. Last week, Duke took care of Princeton 101-50 and No. 11 Texas Tech 69-58. The Blue Devils jumped previous-No. 1 Kansas, which lost to 18th Arizona State Saturday night.
Four ACC teams in top 10
With Duke at No. 1, Virginia at No. 4, Florida State at No. 9 and Virginia Tech at No. 10, the ACC is the only conference with more than two teams in the top 10 of the AP Top 25. Although the Blue Devils have looked invincible lately, a conference championship will by no means come easily, as the ACC looks to be the strongest conference in the nation by a long shot.
N.C. State enters rankings at No. 20
A 78-71 victory over then-No. 7 Auburn propelled N.C. State into the rankings at No. 20, its first appearance in the AP poll of the season. The Wolfpack join in-state rivals Duke and No. 14 North Carolina in the Top 25, setting up what should be an exciting year for Tobacco Road basketball.
- Michigan State
- Florida State
- Virginia tech
- Texas Tech
- Ohio State
- North Carolina
- Arizona State
- Mississippi State
- North Carolina State
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