Duke basketball lands at No. 1 in latest AP Poll
Duke is the new No. 1 team in the country after the Blue Devils took down Gonzaga on Friday night.
This marks the 21st season that Duke has spent at time at No. 1 in the AP Poll under coach Mike Krzyzewski.
42 seasons at Duke. 21 seasons ranked #1 at some point.
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In addition to defeating Gonzaga, Duke also has a top 10 win over Kentucky this season. The Blue Devils are the only ACC team to appear in the top 25 this week.
Purdue came in at No. 2 again this week, and the Boilermakers also have a pair of impressive victories. Purdue has never been ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll.
5-star freshman Paolo Banchero has been Duke’s best player for most of this season. He’s averaging 18.3 points on 53.4 percent shooting so far this season while playing excellent defense.
Duke has also benefitted from huge performances by Wendell Moore Jr. and Mark Williams.
The Blue Devils will put its No. 1 ranking on the line on Tuesday vs. Texas.