Duke #1 In Hoops Poll...UK Falls To 10th...WVU Drops Out Of Top 25

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NEW YORK (AP) - Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1.

The Blue Devils jumped from fourth to first in Monday's first regular-season poll. That allowed Duke to set a record with its 135th week at No. 1, breaking a tie with UCLA for most all-time.

Duke claimed 48 of 65 first-place votes after beating then-No. 2 Kentucky by 34 points in their opener.

It was impressive enough to bump the preseason No. 1 Jayhawks, who fell to No. 2 despite a quality win of their own against then-No. 10 Michigan State.

Gonzaga was third, followed by Virginia and Tennessee to round out the top 5.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 11, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

RecordPtsPrv
1. Duke (48) 2-0 1606 4
2. Kansas (14) 1-0 1571 1
3. Gonzaga 2-0 1478 3
4. Virginia (2) 2-0 1326 5
5. Tennessee (1) 2-0 1306 6
6. Nevada 2-0 1277 7
7. North Carolina 2-0 1260 8
8. Villanova 2-0 1139 9
9. Auburn 2-0 1132 11
10. Kentucky 1-1 1054 2
11. Michigan St. 1-1 919 10
12. Kansas St 1-0 892 12
13. Oregon 2-0 739 14
14. Florida St. 2-0 731 17
15. Syracuse 2-0 673 16
16. Virginia Tech 1-0 664 15
17. Mississippi St. 2-0 549 18
18. Michigan 2-0 486 19
19. Clemson 2-0 350 22
20. UCLA 2-0 340 21
21. TCU 2-0 323 20
22. LSU 2-0 248 23
23. Purdue 2-0 218 24
24. Marquette 2-0 155 -
25. Buffalo 2-0 154 -