AP Poll: Duke unranked for first time in 167 weeks, dating back to 2007
An incredible streak has come to an end. One of the longest ever, in fact. See where Duke's run ranks all time.
An incredible streak has come to an end.
Monday's release of the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll for men's basketball does not include the Duke Blue Devils . Mike Krzyzewski's team had just one game last week -- an 80-69 loss at Miami -- and so for the first time since 2007, Coach K's program is not a top-25 team.
The last time this occurred came after the 2006-07 season, when Duke lost as a No. 6 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 11 VCU. Duke's streak of 167 consecutive week's in the AP poll is the fifth longest in history. If you're wonder, Duke did receive votes for the poll -- accruing six points -- meaning it finished 33rd in the voting this week.
Elsewhere, Oklahoma firmly held on to its top spot, marking the third straight week the Sooners have been atop the AP poll. Maryland, which knocked off No. 3 Iowa last week, moved from the 8 spot to No. 4. Iowa fell to fifth.
The biggest mover this week? Oregon, which swept the Arizona schools -- on the road! -- in the past few days. That moved the Ducks from 23rd to 16th.
The full poll:
1. Oklahoma Sooners (18-2)
2. North Carolina Tar Heels (19-2)
3. Villanova Wildcats (18-3)
4. Maryland Terrapins (19-3)
5. Iowa Hawkeyes (17-4)
6. Xavier Musketeers (19-2)
7. Kansas Jayhawks (17-4)
8. Texas A&M Aggies (18-3)
9. Virginia Cavaliers (17-4)
10. Michigan State Spartans (19-4)
11. Providence Friars (18-4)
12. SMU Mustangs (19-1)
13. Iowa State Cyclones (16-5)
14. West Virginia Mountaineers (17-4)
15. Baylor Bears (17-4)
16. Oregon Ducks (18-4)
17. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes (16-4)
18. Purdue Boilermakers (19-4)
19. Louisville Cardinals (17-4)
21. Wichita State Shockers (16-5)
22. Indiana Hoosiers (18-4)
23. Arizona Wildcats (17-5)
South Carolina Gamecocks
Dropped out: Duke, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Jumped in: Dayton, South Carolina
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