Duke Stays No. 1 In AP Top 25 Rankings Week 2: Nov. 14

The AP Top 25 college basketball rankings for Week 2, as the Duke Blue Devils stayed solid at No. 1. Kansas dropped to No. 7 after losing opener.

College Basketball Scores: AP Top 25 Duke

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MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – The Duke Blue Devils men’s college basketball team stayed No. 1 in the AP Top 25 rankings on Monday, but Kansas tumbled in the Week 2 poll.

Duke (2-0) received 58 of the 65 first-place votes from the national media panel on Monday after crushing a couple of unranked teams to open its season.

The Blue Devils, who are still without three of their best freshmen, collected 1,613 points.

Coming in at No. 2 this week is Kentucky, which received one vote for first place for 1,508pts.

Defending national champion Villanova received five first-place votes and jumped one place to No. 3 this week – replacing Kansas, which lost to Indiana in overtime on Friday, and was one of three AP Top 25 teams to lose in last week’s fixtures.

Oregon and North Carolina both advanced one spot to No. 4 and No. 5, while Indiana jumped five places to No. 6 in this week’s rankings

The Hoosiers, who collected 1,322 points and will face UMass Lowell on Nov 16, and Liberty on Nov 19, received the other first-place vote.

Kansas, which takes on Duke on Tuesday, and Siena on Nov 18, dropped four spots to seventh, while Virginia, Wisconsin and Arizona round out the top 10.

Xavier slipped four places to No. 11, with Louisville moving up one spot to No. 12, Michigan State sitting at No. 13, Gonzaga holding down 14th and Purdue staying at 15th.

UCLA, Saint Mary’s, Syracuse, West Virginia and Iowa State are 16 through 20, while Cincinnati and California are the newcomers in the first regular-season poll, at No. 24 and No. 25.

Connecticut (18) and Maryland 25 dropped from the AP Top 25 rankings in Week 2.

Complete Poll On The Associated Press College Basketball Site

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Duke (58) 2-0 1,613
2 Kentucky (1) 2-0 1,508
3 Villanova (5) 1-0 1,492
4 Oregon 1-0 1,349
5 North Carolina 2-0 1,347
6 Indiana (1) 1-0 1,322
7 Kansas 0-1 1,206
8 Virginia 1-0 1,121
9 Wisconsin 1-0 1,097
10 Arizona 1-0 1,092
11 Xavier 1-0 1,025
12 Louisville 1-0 811
13 Michigan State 0-1 729
14 Gonzaga 1-0 725
15 Purdue 1-0 700
16 UCLA 2-0 622
17 Saint Mary’s 1-0 593
18 Syracuse 1-0 551
19 West Virginia 1-0 392
20 Iowa State 1-0 254
21 Rhode Island 1-0 250
22 Creighton 1-0 232
23 Texas 1-0 230
24 Cincinnati 1-0 120
25 California 1-0 109

Dropped from rankings: Connecticut 18, Maryland 25

Others receiving votes: Dayton 102, Maryland 100, Florida State 95, San Diego State 54, Florida 38, Miami 38, Wichita St 37, Butler 26, NC State 23, Virginia Tech 21, Texas A&M 16, Notre Dame 14, Oklahoma 11, Ohio State 9, Connecticut 9, Marquette 7, Monmouth 7, Seton Hall 6, Clemson 6, Colorado 5, Mississippi State 4, Ohio 2, Wagner 2, SMU 1, Yale 1, Princeton 1

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