Duke remains in Associated Press Top 10 after loss to Stephen F. Austin

The Duke Basketball team remained in the Associated Press Top-10 after the Blue Devils lost to Stephen F. Austin and defeated Winthrop.

After splitting its games last week against Stephen F. Austin and Winthrop the Duke Blue Devils lost its No. 1 ranking in the latest edition of the Associated Press Top-25 Poll.

Duke dropped to No. 10 after its loss to the Lumberjacks at the buzzer in overtime.

With the Blue Devils stepping down from the top spot, there is now a new team at No. 1 for the fourth time in five weeks of the AP Poll this season.

The Louisville Cardinals, who were previously at No. 2, took over the No. 1 ranking.

Duke is not the first team this season to hold the No. 1 ranking and fall to an unranked team at home. The then No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats lost to the Evansville Purple Aces and fell to No. 9 the following week.

Following Louisville in the Top-5 are the Kansas Jayhawks, Maryland Terrapins, Michigan Wolverines, and Virginia Cavaliers.

Michigan made the biggest jump of the week after winning the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament going from unranked to No. 4.

The Ohio State Buckeyes, North Carolina Tar Heels, Kentucky Wildcats, and Gonzaga Bulldogs round out the Top-9 with the Blue Devils coming in at No. 10.

In its first game as the No. 10 team in the country, the Duke Blue Devils will hit the road and face the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday night.

Michigan State lost its first game in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational last week against the Virginia Tech Hokies, a team Duke will play on the road on Friday night.

The Spartans started the season as the No. 1 team in the Preseason Associated Press Top-25 Poll and fell immediately after an opening night loss to Kentucky in the Champions Classic.

Prior to its loss to the Hokies, Michigan State was ranked at No. 3.

Duke and Michigan State will tipoff at 9:30pm EST on Tuesday night on ESPN while the Blue Devils and Hokies will tipoff at 7:00pm EST on Friday night on the ACC Network.