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Duke opened its season ranked No. 9 in the AP Top 25 but a three-game winning streak out of the gate highlighted by a win over No. 10 Kentucky has voters already changing their tune. The Blue Devils were one of the biggest risers in Monday's poll as a result, moving up two spots to No. 7 in the poll. They tied with Michigan, which moved from No. 6 to No. 4, as the biggest riser in the top 10.

The Blue Devils' 79-71 win to open the season over the Wildcats was one of the more impressive debuts by a team this season. Led by freshmen Paolo Banchero and Trevor Keels, who combined for 47 points, they looked the part of a real contender. They remain the only ACC team in the top 10 this week. 

Kentucky followed up its loss to Duke with a 40-point win over Robert Morris which may have helped its standing among voters. It dropped only three spots to No. 13 in this week's poll, one spot ahead of SEC foe Alabama, three ahead of Arkansas and four ahead of Tennessee.  

AP Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sunday, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

RANKTEAMRECORDPOINTSPREVIOUS
1Gonzaga (55)2-01,5171
2UCLA (6)2-01,4502
3Kansas2-01,4003
4Michigan2-01,2526
5Villanova1-11,2324
6Purdue2-01,2237
7Duke3-01,1439
8Texas1-11,0585
9Baylor1-01,0108
10Illinois2-092011
11Memphis2-088612
12Oregon2-080213
13Kentucky1-177310
14Alabama2-074314
15Houston2-065515
16Arkansas2-064616
17Tennessee2-057518
18North Carolina2-050619
19Ohio State2-043817
20Maryland3-030621
21Auburn2-028622
22St. Bonaventure2-028023
23Connecticut2-023624
24Florida2-0141NR
25USC2-063NR

Others receiving votes: Virginia Tech 50, Indiana 35, Texas Tech 27, BYU 26, Michigan St. 18, Arizona 15, Florida St. 15, Colorado St. 15, Iowa 13, Xavier 12, Syracuse 12, Oklahoma St. 10, Seton Hall 7, Rutgers 7, Mississippi St. 6, St. John's 4, Drake 3, LSU 3, Furman 2, Virginia 2, Ohio 1, Loyola Chicago 1