NCAA Basketball

Duke stronger No. 1 after beating MSU

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Duke proved on a national stage at the Champions Classic last week why so many voters had the Blue Devils atop their Top 25 ballot before the season began.

Now, even more voters have them there.

The Blue Devils, who beat then-No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in Chicago, pulled in 54 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel in the AP Top 25 released Monday. That was an increase of 20 first-place votes over the first regular-season poll released last week.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke4-0
2 Arizona3-0
3 Kansas3-0
4 Michigan State2-1
5 Villanova3-0
6 Wichita State2-0
7 Florida3-0
8 Kentucky3-1
9 North Carolina2-0
10 USC3-0
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Ole Miss3-0
2 Toledo3-0
3 Temple3-0
4 UT Arlington2-0
5 TCU3-0
6 Xavier3-0
7 Buffalo2-0
7 Davidson2-0
9 Vermont3-1
10 Texas A&M2-0
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