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UK, Louisville Both Fall in Latest AP Poll
By The Associated Press
Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' first regular-season poll of the 2017-18 season.

The Blue Devils were No. 1 in the preseason poll and received 34 of 65 first-place votes from a national media in the AP Top 25 released Monday after they won their first two games.

No. 2 Michigan State received 13 first-place votes, No. 3 Arizona got 16 and No. 4 Kansas had 2. Duke had 33 first-place votes in the preseason poll.

Villanova moved up one spot to No. 5, with Wichita State, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina and Southern California rounding out the top 10.

Duke opened the season with convincing wins over Elon and Utah Valley, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski 1,000 victories with the program.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 12, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

Record Pts Prv
1. Duke (34) 2-0 1577 1
2. Michigan St. (13) 1-0 1529 2
3. Arizona (16) 2-0 1511 3
4. Kansas (2) 1-0 1446 4
5. Villanova 1-0 1307 6
6. Wichita St. 1-0 1277 7
7. Kentucky 2-0 1219 5
8. Florida 0-0 1125 8
9. North Carolina 1-0 1078 9
10. Southern Cal 1-0 1023 10
11. Miami 2-0 911 13
12. Cincinnati 1-0 890 12
13. Notre Dame 1-0 860 14
14. Minnesota 1-0 675 15
15. Xavier 1-0 605 17
16. Texas A&M 1-0 577 25
17. Gonzaga 1-0 525 18
18. Louisville 1-0 518 16
19. Purdue 2-0 426 20
20. Northwestern 1-0 374 19
21. Saint Mary's (Cal) 1-0 315 22
22. Seton Hall 2-0 283 23
23. UCLA 1-0 266 21
24. West Virginia 0-1 211 11
25. Baylor 1-0 205 24

Others receiving votes: Alabama 98, Rhode Island 55, Virginia 45, TCU 43, Providence 36, Missouri 32, Virginia Tech 17, Wisconsin 9, Texas 7, Michigan 7, Texas Tech 6, Butler 6, Oklahoma 5, Mount St Marys 4, Arkansas 4, SMU 4, Middle Tennessee 3, Maryland 2, Nevada 2, Oakland 2, Dayton 2, Harvard 1, South Carolina 1, Oregon 1.


Published 02:44 PM, Monday Nov. 13, 2017
Updated 03:07 PM, Monday Nov. 13, 2017

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