Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ first regular-season ballot of 2017-18.

The Blue Devils had been No. 1 within the preseason ballot and acquired 34 of 65 first-place votes from a nationwide media panel within the AP Top 25 launched Monday after successful their first two video games.

No. 2 Michigan State acquired 13 first-place votes, No. three Arizona received 16 and No. four Kansas had 2. Duke had 33 first-place votes within the preseason ballot.

Villanova moved up one spot to No. 5, with Wichita State, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina and Southern California rounding out the highest 10.

Duke was the preseason No. 1 for the second straight season and ninth time total, matching North Carolina for essentially the most of all time. The Blue Devils opened the season with convincing wins over Elon and Utah Valley, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski 1,000 victories with this system . He grew to become the primary Division I coach to achieve 1,000 wins total in 2015.

“It’s pretty awesome to be a part of two pretty historic moments for Coach,” mentioned senior Grayson Allen, a freshman on that Duke staff three years in the past. “This one being in Cameron, felt a lot more love for Coach and I think this one was the coolest just because of the fan support and being at home.”

Arizona (2-Zero) misplaced two first-place votes regardless of opening its season with convincing wins over Northern Arizona and Maryland-Baltimore County.

Kansas (2-Zero) picked up a first-place vote after routing Tennessee State 92-56.

Kentucky (2-Zero) dropped out of the highest 5 after trailing Utah Valley by 12 in a season-opening win and holding off Vermont 73-69 in a pair of dwelling video games.

“You cannot play Popcorn State and learn anything,” Wildcats coach John Calipari mentioned. “You’ve got to play good teams. I didn’t realize how good (Vermont) was until I watched the tape. Then I was like: ‘Who scheduled this game? This is ridiculous.’ They just do an unbelievable job.”


This week did not supply many adjustments from the preseason ballot , however anticipate some motion subsequent week.

Two video games in Chicago on Tuesday will result in adjustments, with Duke dealing with Michigan State and Kansas dealing with Kentucky within the Champions Clbadic.

No different Top-25 groups play ranked opponents this week.


The prime 25 groups from the preseason ballot remained ranked, with no groups shifting in or out.


Texas A&M (1-Zero) had the most important leap of the week, shifting up 9 spots to No. 16 after beating then-No. 11 West Virginia 88-65.


The Mountaineers (Zero-1), the one staff within the Top 25 to lose, had the most important drop after shedding to the Aggies, falling 13 spots to No. 24. No different groups moved greater than two spots, up or down.


This story has been corrected to indicate that Duke acquired 33, not 32, first-place votes within the preseason ballot.


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