Duke Claims Number One in AP Poll: Jan 21st, 2013

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Duke makes a return appearance as the number one team in men's basketball, according to the AP Poll, replacing Louisville who drops to #5.

Duke takes back the number one ranking following a week in which they played just one game, a victory at home against Georgia Tech, 73-57. Louisville falls from the number one ranking with a win against Connecticut, 73-58 and a loss to then-6th ranked Syracuse, 70-68. Wichita State enters the Top 25 at #20 with a win at home over Illinois State, 74-62 and an upset win at home over then-12th ranked Creighton, 67-64. Cincinnati comes in at #21 with wins against then-25th ranked Marquette, 71-69 and DePaul, 75-70. Ole Miss shows up at #23 with wins against Arkansas, 76-64 and Vanderbilt, 89-79. Miami (FL) also enters the Top 25 at #25. San Diego State falls out of the rankings this week with an upset loss at home to UNLV, 82-75 and an upset loss at Wyoming, 58-45. Illinois drops out after a loss to Northwestern, 68-54. UCLA drops out after a win against Oregon State, 74-64 and a loss to then-21st ranked Oregon, 76-67. Marquette also drops out this week.

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AP Top 25
1.Arrow_upDuke16-1
2.Arrow_upMichigan17-1
3.Arrow_upKansas16-1
3.Arrow_upSyracuse17-1
5.Arrow_red_downLville16-2
6.Arrow_upArizona16-1
7.Arrow_red_downIndiana16-2
8.Arrow_upFlorida14-2
9.Arrow_upButler16-2
10.Arrow_red_downGonzaga17-2
11.Arrow_upK-State15-2
12.Arrow_red_downMINN15-3
13.Arrow_upMSU16-3
14.Arrow_red_downOSU13-4
15.Arrow_upLobos16-2
16.Arrow_upOregon16-2
17.Arrow_red_downCREI17-2
18.Arrow_red_downNC State15-3
19.Arrow_upVCU16-3
20.NewWSU17-2
21.NewCinci16-3
22.Arrow_red_downMissouri13-4
23.NewOle Miss15-2
24.Arrow_red_downND15-3
25.NewMIA13-3
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AP Top 25 By Conference


Conf
Top 25
Teams
Conf
Teams
Pct in
Top 25
Big Ten5 1241.7%
Big East4 1625.0%
ACC3 1225.0%
SEC3 1225.0%
Pac 122 1216.7%
Big 122 1020.0%
A-102 1414.3%
Missouri Valley2 1020.0%
Mountain West1 812.5%
West Coast1 911.1%

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