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Wednesday / October 23.
  • Duke a unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25 hoops; Arizona drops out of poll from No. 2 slot after 3 losses

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    Duke remained No. 1 in the new AP poll and Arizona (3-3), which had been No. 2 last week, dropped out after losing three straight games last week in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

    Kansas chimed in at No. 2, followed by Michigan State, Villanova and Notre Dame, all of which won tournaments in the last week. Duke and Michigan State both won their brackets in the PK80 Invitational, Villanova won the Battle 4 Atlantis for their fifth straight November tournament championship and Notre Dame won the Maui Invitational.

    Bobby Hurley and Arizona State entered the poll at No. 20, while Seton Hall dropped out after losing to Dan Hurley and Rhode Island on Thursday in the NIT Season Tip-Off, which was won by Virginia, now No. 18.

    Here’s the poll:

    1-Duke (8-0)

    2. Kansas (5-0)

    3. Michigan State (5-1)

    4. Villanova (6-0)

    5. Notre Dame (6-0)

    6. Florida (5-1)

    7. Kentucky (6-1)

    8. Wichita State (4-1)

    9. Texas A&M (6-0)

    10. Miami (5-0)

    11. Cincinnati (6-0)

    12. Minnesota (7-0)

    13. North Carolina (5-1)

    14. Southern Cal (4-1)

    15. Gonzaga (5-1)

    16. Baylor (5-0)

    17. Louisville (4-0)

    18. Virginia (6-0)

    19. West Virginia (6-1)

    20. Arizona State (6-0)

    21. Xavier (5-1)

    22. Texas Tech (6-0)

    23. TCU (6-0)

    24. Alabama (5-1)

    25. Creighton (5-1)

    Others receiving votes: Seton Hall 87, Nevada 61, UCLA 56, Purdue 56, Arizona 34, Washington St 25, Texas 22, Arkansas 17, Tennessee 14, Providence 9, Northwestern 8, Rhode Island 6, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 5, Georgia 5, Oklahoma 3, UNLV 2, Vermont 1, Texas Arlington 1, Maryland 1.



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.