Duke rises to No. 4 in AP poll after chaotic week in college basketball
Duke moved up three spots to No. 4 overall in the updated AP Top-25, which was released on Monday morning.
Gonzaga remained at No. 1, followed by Arizona and Baylor. Auburn rounds out the top-5.
The Zags remain No. 1 in the AP Poll after one of the craziest Saturdays in men's basketball history 👀
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 28, 2022
Duke won its sixth straight game with a 25-point victory over Syracuse on Saturday. The rise in the polls comes after the top six teams in the country all lost over the weekend.
Gonzaga and Arizona both stayed ahead of Duke despite dropping conference games. Baylor jumped above the Blue Devils after picking up a top-10 win over Kansas.
The Blue Devils also reached a season-high in KenPom over the weekend and have their highest NET ranking since early in the season.
Duke is suddenly a serious contender for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils will be heavily favored in their remaining regular season games and will have a great chance of running the table in the ACC Tournament, too.
Duke closes out the regular season with games at Pitt and vs. North Carolina at home. The Blue Devils beat UNC 87-67 in Chapel Hill back on Feb. 5.