Sport Duke Takes Over Men's AP No. 1 After Week of Top-Five Carnage

16:06  30 november  2021
16:06  30 november  2021 Source:   si.com

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Gonzaga, UCLA and Kansas all lost during Feast Week, opening up a lot of room at the top of the rankings.

Following its big win over Gonzaga, Duke is the new No. 1 in the men's AP Top 25 college basketball rankings. It captured 51 of 61 first-place votes to earn its spot atop the poll.

After the Bulldogs trounced then-No. 2 UCLA last week in Las Vegas, Gonzaga couldn't complete a marquee sweep on Friday, falling to the Blue Devils by three in a thriller. But the Zags and Bruins weren't the only top-five team to lose; Kansas was also upset on a buzzer beater by unranked Dayton.

The defeats paved the way for Duke to jump four spots, as well as for undefeated Purdue to rise to No. 2 in the poll. Gonzaga dropped to No. 3, while Baylor (fresh off a Battle 4 Atlantis championship) and UCLA round out the top five. The Jayhawks stayed in the top 10, landing at No. 8.

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After a blowout loss to Iowa State, Memphis took big tumble in the poll, going from No. 9 to No. 18. The Cyclones, now 6–0, made their rankings debut this season at No. 19.

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Full Top 25 ranking (as of Nov. 29):

1. Duke

2. Purdue

3. Gonzaga

4. Baylor


6. Villanova

7. Texas

8. Kansas

9. Kentucky

10. Arkansas

11. Arizona

12. BYU

13. Tennessee

14. Florida

15. Houston

16. Alabama

17. UConn

18. Memphis

19. Iowa State

20. USC

21. Auburn

22. Michigan State

23. Wisconsin

24. Michigan

25. Seton Hall

Others receiving votes: Illinois 111, St. Bonaventure 106, LSU 93, Ohio State 75, Indiana 63, Colorado State 59, Xavier 46, Texas Tech 34, Marquette 23, North Carolina 9, Iowa 9, San Francisco 7, Loyola Chicago 3, Virginia Tech 3, Louisville 2, Wake Forest 2, Ohio 1, Iona 1.

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Paolo Banchero scored 21 points as the Blue Devils held off Bulldogs in an early non-conference matchup between two of college basketball's best.Paolo Banchero scored 21 points to help Duke hold off a turnover-prone Gonzaga team 84-81 on Friday night in front of an announced 20,389 fans — the largest basketball crowd ever in Nevada.

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