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Duke Blue Devils Slip Only Slightly in Weekly College Basketball Polls

| by Alex Groberman

The Duke Blue Devils came into last week’s match-up against the Ohio State Buckeyes ranked No. 3 and No. 4 in the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Polls, respectively. Following an 85-63 shellacking from Ohio State, Duke shifted downwards in the standings only marginally, coming in this week at No. 7 and No. 5 in the AP and USA Today/ESPN Polls, respectively.

Why such a soft fall? Well, as we noted on Opposing Views, there were a lot of extenuating circumstances that went some ways in explaining the Blue Devils’ embarrassing showing.

Check out the full top ten for both polls below.

AP:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Ohio State
  3. Syracuse
  4. North Carolina
  5. Louisville
  6. Baylor
  7. Duke
  8. Xavier
  9. Connecticut
  10. Missouri

USA Today/ESPN:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Ohio State
  3. Syracuse
  4. Louisville
  5. Duke
  6. North Carolina
  7. Baylor
  8. Xavier
  9. Connecticut
  10. Missouri

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