Duke stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Kentucky, Marquette rise

Duke stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Kentucky, Marquette rise

The top-four remain unchanged in this week's Top-25 Men's College Basketball Coaches Poll.

Winning both games keeps the Blue Devils at No. 1 in this week's edition of the Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

The Blue Devils stayed at No. 1 after Atlantic Coast Conference road wins at Wake Forest and Florida State, the latter coming on a last-second 3-pointer by freshman Cam Reddish.

Duke received 36 first place votes, while MI received nine, Tennessee received 13, and Virginia received six. Second-ranked MI earned nine first-place votes, third-ranked Tennessee had 13 and fourth-ranked Virginia had the remaining six. That quartet is significantly ahead of the rest of the field, with the gap between the Cavaliers and No. 5 Gonzaga (158 points) being bigger than that between Duke and Virginia (85 points). Michigan State 7. Kansas 8.

With 12 teams from that range losing in Week 10, we could see some retooling and other teams rising in the polls which have deserved a nice bump.

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UK's six-spot jump tied No. 15 Marquette for the biggest jump in the poll this week. 20 and 24 while Florida State and California fell out. Kentucky 13. North Carolina 14.

THE NEWCOMERSMississippi had a big week by beating Auburn before its victory over Mississippi State.

Ole Miss has notably entered the rankings for the first time since 2013, a major accomplishment for the Running Rebels who have earned themselves the No. 18 ranking amid their 13-2 start to the campaign. No. 19 Maryland, No. 22 Villanova and No. 23 Iowa returned after appearances earlier this season. Teams like Ohio State, Houston, Iowa State, NC State, Auburn, North Carolina, Indiana, Oklahoma, St. John's and TCU all dropped, meaning that there will be some new blood in the Week 11 rankings.

After boasting six teams from the ACC in the Top 25 last week, two in-state rivals took a small setback in the rankings.

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