Duke top 10 AP poll run ends with fall to No. 16; Tar Heels drop out

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

For the first time since December 2007, Duke is not in the top 10 of The Associated Press college basketball.

The Blue Devils (11-3) dropped from seventh to No. 16 on Monday, following their 79-77 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday.

Duke's run started with the fourth poll of 2007-08. The Blue Devils were in the top 10 for 122 consecutive polls, the second-longest such run since the poll started in January 1949.

UCLA has the longest top 10 run, a stretch of 155 polls from the start of the 1966-67 season through January 1976.

Only three schools — Arizona, Syracuse and Michigan State — have been in the top 10 in all 10 polls this season.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 5, 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. Arizona (60) 15-0 1,620 1
2. Syracuse (5) 14-0 1,550 2
3. Ohio St. 15-0 1,470 3
4. Wisconsin 15-0 1,427 4
5. Michigan St. 13-1 1,378 5
6. Wichita St. 15-0 1,203 8
7. Baylor 12-1 1,169 9
8. Villanova 13-1 1,141 11
9. Iowa St. 13-0 1,076 13
10. Florida 11-2 1,052 12
11. Oklahoma St. 12-2 934 6
12. Louisville 13-2 825 14
13. San Diego St. 12-1 823 21
14. Kentucky 10-3 808 15
15. Colorado 13-2 752 20
16. Duke 11-3 745 7
17. Oregon 13-1 715 10
18. Kansas 9-4 367 16
19. UMass 12-1 364 23
20. Iowa 12-3 261 22
21. Missouri 12-1 247 25
22. Gonzaga 14-2 241 24
23. Illinois 13-2 178 —
24. Memphis 10-3 126 18
25. Kansas St. 11-3 112 —

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 103, Creighton 82, North Carolina 79, UCLA 79, Pittsburgh 44, Harvard 41, UConn 41, Saint Louis 19, Oklahoma 15, Michigan 11, George Washington 9, SMU 9, Notre Dame 3, Xavier 3, Toledo 2, Arkansas 1.