Duke University Returns to No. 1 in AP Men’s Basketball Top 25

Duke University returned to the top spot in the Associated Press men’s college basketball poll ahead of Michigan. Kansas and Syracuse tied for third.

The Durham, North Carolina-based school fell to No. 3 last week after its first loss of the season, 84-76 to North Carolina State.

Losses this week by former No. 1 Louisville and former No. 2 Indiana allowed the Blue Devils to climb back into the top spot, receiving 39 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Syracuse beat Louisville and Wisconsin downed Indiana.

Duke (16-1) travels to play Miami (13-3, 4-0), the Atlantic Coast Conference’s only remaining undefeated team in league competition, in two nights and hosts Maryland (14-4, 2-3) on Jan. 26.

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