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Duke basketball down to No. 5 in the AP Poll

After losing by 27 points last week to then-No. 25 Miami, the Blue Devils were certain to surrender the top spot in the rankings. The only question was how far voters would send them down after the drubbing, which was followed up by a 20-point home victory against Maryland.

Duke is ranked No. 5 in this week’s AP Poll behind Michigan, Kansas, Indiana and Florida. The Wolverines received 51 of the 65 first-place votes while Kansas and Florida received 13 and one, respectively. Michigan and Kansas are the only remaining teams with one loss.

The Blue Devils have been ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll for 106 consecutive weeks, dating back to the Nov. 19, 2007 poll in which they were ranked No. 13. Two voters placed Duke outside of the top 10 this week while four voters ranked them as high as No. 3.

Miami, which followed up its win against Duke with a 24-point win against Florida State, jumped up to No. 14 in the poll. N.C. State rounded out the ACC teams in the poll, checking in at No. 19.


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