Duke slips to No. 8 in latest AP Top 25 poll
Duke fell to No. 8 in the newly-released AP Top 25 poll on Monday after losing to Miami over the weekend.
The Blue Devils suffered their first loss of the season to the Canes on Saturday night.
Miami shot 57.6 percent from the floor in the second half and forced the Blue Devils to commit 17 turnovers. The win makes Miami coach Jim Larrañaga one of five coaches in college basketball history to defeat a top-5 Duke team in Durham twice.
Duke guard Wendell Moore Jr. took responsibility for the loss after the game.
“I really think it all starts with me. I feel like tonight I didn’t lead the guys the way I was supposed to,” Moore told reporters after the game. “Up three with 30 seconds left, I feel like as a leader, I can’t let our team lose that game.”
Despite Miami’s impressive victory, it is still not ranked in the top 25 this week.
Duke is once again the lone ACC team to be included in the ranking. Miami was the only other ACC team to receive votes this week.
Mike Krzyzewski’s squad is now 2-1 in conference play and is currently in fifth place in the ACC. The Blue Devils had to postpone two games last month due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Duke’s loss to Miami was just the program’s second game back after the pause. It will face Wake Forest in its first conference road game of the year on Wednesday night.
Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET.