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Duke climbs to No. 1 in AP Top 25 following Kentucky’s loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ Duke (4-0) crushed Central Arkansas 105-54 last Tuesday and beat Georgia State 74-63 on Friday behind Tre Jones’ career-high 31 points.No. 2 Louisville received eight first-place votes and No. 3 Michigan State, the preseason No. 1, had four.Kansas and North Carolina rounded out the top five, with No. 7 Virginia receiving the final first-place vote, one spot behind Maryland.Kentucky was the overwhelming pick at No. 1 last week, receiving all but one first-place vote after knocking off previous No. 1 Michigan State in its opener.The Wildcats dropped to No. 9 this week with the 67-64 loss to Evansville in Lexington.ADVERTISEMENT “This was a great lesson for all of us, including me,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “I mean, we could say they got outplayed and I could tell you I got out-coached.”TOP 10 SHUFFLEKentucky’s loss caused a shift in the top 10.Every team behind the Wildcats moved up a spot except for Gonzaga, which held at No. 8.No. 10 Ohio State cracked the top 10 for the first time since reaching No. 8 in 2017-18, coach Chis Holtmann’s first season. The Buckeyes climbed six spots after crushing then-No. 10 Villanova.RISINGOhio State had the biggest jump in this week’s poll, followed by No. 14 Arizona’s five-spot climb.Auburn moved up three places from No. 22.FALLINGKentucky’s eight-place fall was the biggest of the week. Villanova was next, losing seven spots to No. 17 and No. 25 Washington fell five places. Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study LATEST STORIES Duke’s Joey Baker (13) reacts to a play during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Georgia State in Durham, N.C., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)Duke is back at No. 1, moving up a spot following a pair of victories last week.The Blue Devils can thank Evansville for the jump.ADVERTISEMENT Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Duke moved to No. 1 for the first time this season, receiving 52 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll released Monday.The Blue Devils climbed a spot after unranked Evansville pulled off the season’s biggest surprise so far by knocking off previous No. 1 Kentucky.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Duke is ranked No. 1 for the 143rd week, extending its own record, and has the top spot in the AP poll for the 20th season under coach Mike Krzyzewski, also a record.“Our sport is more prone to upset than any because there are just five people out there, so there’s age, athleticism, maturity, depth and a lot of things where people can make up differences,” Krzyzewski said. “That’s why there are a lot of so-called upsets in our sport. A lot of people can win and you have to be ready to play all those people.” 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas PLAY LIST 01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Schrock embraces leader’s role for young Azkals MOST READ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee MOVING INThree teams moved into the AP Top 25 this week.No. 20 Tennessee is ranked for the first time this season after knocking off Washington.No. 21 Virginia Commonwealth, the preseason No. 25, is back in the poll following a two-point win over LSU and a rout of Jacksonville State.Texas moved in at No. 22 with wins over California Baptist and Prairie View. The Longhorns are ranked for the first time this season.MOVING OUTFlorida had a precipitous drop after losing to Connecticut, falling out of the poll from No. 15.LSU was out from No. 23 following its loss to VCU and Saint Mary’s dropped out from No. 18 after losing to Winthrop at home. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more