No change at top of AP Poll as No. 7 Duke hosts No. 8 Florida State

Duke basketball wing Joey Baker (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Duke basketball wing Joey Baker (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

The Duke basketball team did not see any movement in the latest Associated Press Top-25 Poll after two road victories last week.

Two come from behind road victories for the Duke Blue Devils kept the team at No. 7 in this week’s Associated Press Top-25 Poll.

Duke started the week with the second of its three game road trip on the road against Boston College and despite trailing at halftime, the Blue Devils rallied to win, 63-55.

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Then some people are aware of what happened on Saturday night in Chapel Hill in which the Blue Devils came from behind multiple times for a 98-96 overtime win over the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Duke completed its three game road trip with no blemishes but still did not move up in the polls, although that seems meaningless now after being ranked as a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament early projections released by the Selection Committee.

The Blue Devils were placed in the East Region with San Diego State as the No. 1 seed, Maryland as the No. 3, and Butler as the No. 4. The Aztecs were the last No. 1 seed while Duke was the top No. 2 seed among Louisville, Dayton, and West Virginia.

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As for the Associated Press Top-25 Poll, the Top-9 teams did not change from a week ago with the Baylor Bears still leading the way at No. 1 followed by Gonzaga, Kansas, San Diego State, Louisville, Dayton, Duke, Florida State, and Maryland.

The only change in the Top-10 came at No. 10 as the Seton Hall Pirates moved up from No. 12 to No. 10 after a road win on Saturday over then No. 10 Villanova.

This week will be no easy task for the Blue Devils as Duke must get right back on the court after Saturday’s win over North Carolina against the No. 8 Florida State Seminoles on Monday night and then face Notre Dame in Durham on Saturday afternoon.

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Duke and Florida State will tipoff at 7:00pm EST on ESPN while the Blue Devils and the Fighting Irish have a 4:00pm EST start time and that game will also be broadcasted on ESPN.