Duke Falls to No. 7 in New AP Poll

This week's Associated Press college basketball poll was released this afternoon.

Team (First-place votes)RecordPointsPrevious Rank
1. Illinois Fighting Illini (72) 23-0 1,800 1
2. North Carolina Tar Heels 19-2 1,711 2
3. Kansas Jayhawks 18-1 1,625 3
4. Boston College Eagles 20-0 1,561 5
5. Kentucky Wildcats 17-2 1,505 6
6. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 19-3 1,429 7
7. Duke Blue Devils 17-2 1,349 4
8. Syracuse Orange 21-2 1,311 8
9. Louisville Cardinals 20-3 1,262 9
10. Oklahoma State Cowboys 17-3 1,144 10
11. Washington Huskies 19-3 1,059 13
12. Arizona Wildcats 19-4 983 14
13. Michigan State Spartans 15-4 872 12
14. Gonzaga Bulldogs 17-4 805 17
15. Utah Utes 19-3 686 21
16. Oklahoma Sooners 17-4 657 14
17. Alabama Crimson Tide 17-4 648 11
18. Pittsburgh Panthers 15-4 550 16
19. Connecticut Huskies 14-5 535 23
20. Wisconsin Badgers 15-5 309 19
21. Cincinnati Bearcats 17-5 250 18
22. Villanova Wildcats 13-5 242 24
23. Texas Longhorns 15-6 189 20
24. Pacific Tigers 18-2 173 NR
25. Texas Tech Red Raiders 14-5 156 NR
Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 116, Charlotte 108, Florida 97, Wichita State 65, Minnesota 50, Vermont 40, Georgetown 17, Maryland 12, Old Dominion 12, Mississippi State 10, St. Mary's (CA) 9, Nevada 8, Texas A&M 8, George Washington 7, Iowa 7, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 6, Marquette 5, Notre Dame 5, Texas-El Paso 3, Stanford 2, Holy Cross 1, Miami-Florida 1.

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