Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1

Duke vaulted to the top of the AP Top 25 poll Monday and set a record for most appearances at No. 1.

The Blue Devils (2-0) jumped from fourth to first after lopsided wins against then-No. 2 Kentucky and Army, earning 48 of 65 first-place votes.

This is Duke’s 135th week atop the poll, snapping a tie with UCLA for the most all time. It is also the third straight season they have reached No. 1.

Kansas (1-0) dropped to No. 2 despite a victory against then-No. 10 Michigan State, receiving 14 first-place votes.

Gonzaga (2-0) remained at No. 3, with Virginia (2-0) and Tennessee (2-0) each moving up a spot to round out the top 5.

Nevada (2-0), North Carolina (2-0), defending national champion Villanova (2-0) and Auburn (2-0) followed, with Kentucky (1-1) dropping eight places to No. 10.

Marquette (2-0) entered the poll at No. 24, while No. 25 Buffalo (2-0) cracked the top 25 for the first time in program history following a win at then No. 13 West Virginia.

Dropping out of the rankings were the Mountaineers and Washington, which lost by 22 to Auburn.

–Field Level Media

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