Duke ranks in top 15 of preseason KenPom rankings for 2022-23
Duke will enter a new era this season now that legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski is retired. Duke reached the Final Four last season before falling to rival North Carolina.
The standard Krzyzewski established will continue to endure at Duke and the expectations aren’t going anywhere. New coach Jon Scheyer will inherit a talented roster capable of competing for the ACC title.
KenPom’s preseason rankings were recently released and Duke checks in at No. 15. In the ACC, Duke is only behind Virginia (No. 5) and North Carolina (No. 9).
The overall top 15 in order is: Kentucky, Texas, Gonzaga, Tennessee, Virginia, Baylor, Houston, Kansas, North Carolina, Arizona, UCLA, Indiana, Auburn, Arkansas, and Duke.
Krzyzewski coached at Duke from 1980-2022 and compiled five national championships, 13 trips to the Final Four, 15 ACC tournament titles, and 13 ACC regular season titles during his epic tenure.
North Carolina ended the career of Krzyzewski with an 81-77 victory in the Final Four. North Carolina also spoiled Krzyzewski’s final home game with a 94-81 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Duke begins the season with a home game vs. Jacksonville on Nov. 7 (7 p.m. ET/ACC Network).