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2010-11 AP Men's Basketball Rankings: Duke Back on Top

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The Duke Blue Devils, who survived a desperation half-court heave in last year's NCAA finals against Butler, will start the 2010-11 men's basketball season ranked No.1 by the Associated Press. Meanwhile, runner-up Butler checks in at No. 17. In terms of conference strength, the Blue Devils and North Carolina are the only ACC teams inside the Top 10. The Big East has three (Pitt, Villanova and Syracuse), the Big 10 has two (Michigan State and Ohio State), the Big 12 has two (Kansas State and Kansas) and the SEC has one (Florida). Take a look:

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Duke (55) 0-0 1,613
2 Michigan State (8) 0-0 1,558
3 Kansas State (2) 0-0 1,414
4 Ohio State 0-0 1,368
5 Pittsburgh 0-0 1,310
6 Villanova 0-0 1,198
7 Kansas 0-0 1,172
8 North Carolina 0-0 1,034
9 Florida 0-0 997
10 Syracuse 0-0 920
11 Kentucky 0-0 917
12 Gonzaga 0-0 889
13 Illinois 0-0 773
14 Purdue 0-0 771
15 Missouri 0-0 700
16 Baylor 0-0 625
17 Butler 0-0 607
18 Washington 0-0 572
19 Memphis 0-0 551
20 Georgetown 0-0 363
21 Virginia Tech 0-0 288
22 Temple 0-0 265
23 Tennessee 0-0 252
24 Brigham Young 0-0 198
25 San Diego State 0-0 158

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 126, Texas 107, Georgia 67, West Virginia 65, Minnesota 55, Florida State 28, Wichita State 28, UNLV 21, Richmond 17, Murray State 15, Vanderbilt 14, North Carolina State 10, Arizona 8, Connecticut 8, Colorado 7, Mississippi State 7, UCLA 5, Ohio 4, Miami (FL) 4, Utah State 4, Xavier 4, Dayton 3, Old Dominion 2, New Mexico 1, Georgia Tech 1, Wofford 1