AP Top 25 Poll

#12 Duke Blue Devils

Overall Record
Last Game
vs North Carolina W 62-57
Conference Record
Next Game
@North Carolina 03/04/2023
A season removed from reaching the Final Four for a 13th time under Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski, Duke not only is in the NCAA Tournament again, but appears to be peaking at the right time with first-year coach Jon Scheyer at the helm.
Alabama is No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll of the season Houston is No. 2 and Big Ten champion Purdue was third.
Jayden Gardner had 23 points and 12 rebounds and No. 13 Virginia beat Clemson 76-56, sending coach Tony Bennett’s team to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title game for the first time since 2018.
North Carolina has gone from preseason No. 1 to on the NCAA Tournament bubble. The Tar Heels’ loss to rival Duke on Saturday closed a 12-loss regular season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Pember had 29 points, Tajion Jones scored 16 in the final 7:35 and No. 1 seed UNC Asheville stormed back to beat seventh-seeded Campbell 77-73 on Sunday, winning the Big South Conference Tournament championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hailey Van Lith had 15 points, and unranked Louisville used a stifling defensive performance to knock off No. 10 Notre Dame 64-38 on Saturday to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship game.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Filipowski had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Duke pulled out a 62-57 win over North Carolina in their regular-season finale on Saturday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Freshman Kiki Rice scored a career-best 22 points and No. 19 UCLA shocked No. 6 Stanford 69-65 Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Pac-12 Tournament.
Jeremy Roach scored 20 points and helped Duke hold off North Carolina State in a 71-67 victory to win its fifth straight game and complete a 16-0 home schedule.
Notre Dame’s Niele Ivey and Duke’s Kara Lawson became first-time head coaches within months of each other early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jeremy Roach had 19 points and a career-high 10 assists, Mark Mitchell added 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Duke beat Virginia Tech 81-65 Saturday night for its 10th straight home win against the Hokies.
Marcus Watson scored 20 points and Austin Johnson made the go-ahead layup with 51 seconds left in overtime and North Carolina A&T beat Hampton 73-72 to close out the Colonial Athletic Association regular season on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Celeste Taylor scored 21 points, Elizabeth Balogun had a double-double and No. 11 Duke pulled away from North Carolina State for a 77-62 win on Thursday night to remain tied for first in the Atlantic Coast Conference with one game to go.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Filipowski had 14 points and 12 rebounds, Jeremy Roach scored 17 points and Duke beat Syracuse 77-55 on Saturday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Filipowski scored 22 points and Duke beat Notre Dame 68-64 on Tuesday night with former coach Mike Krzyzewski on hand to watch the man who succeeded him pick up a milestone victory.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Zia Cooke had 15 points and four assists in 20 minutes to lead No. 1 South Carolina to its 30th straight win, 83-48 over Auburn on Thursday night.
Or, more precisely, the numbers she didn’t see.
No. 9 Duke, No. 14 North Carolina and No. 22 North Carolina State are all making things tougher than usual in their part of the state.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jeremy Roach scored 20 points, Dereck Lively II had career highs of eight blocks and 14 rebounds and Duke defeated North Carolina 63-57 on Saturday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Emma Smith never forgot the discomfort of camping out on Duke’s campus during a rainstorm, her tent filling with water and mud.
Duke coach Kara Lawson said her team played with a men’s basketball for the first half of a loss to Florida State last Sunday.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Filipowski drilled a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer from the top of the key with 47 seconds left and scored the final seven points as Duke held off Wake Forest, 75-73 on Tuesday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It wasn’t that long ago that North Carolina State coach Wes Moore was lamenting his players’ lack of urgency or attention to the details that helped them win three straight Atlantic Coast Conference championships.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Makayl Timpson scored 21 points with 10 rebounds and three steals and No. 24 Florida State smothered No. 16 Duke 70-57 on Sunday on a day the Seminoles honored long-time coach Sue Semrau.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Grant Basile scored 15 of his 24 points in the second half, Sean Pedulla had 16 points and five assists and Virginia Tech beat Duke 78-75 on Monday night to snap a seven-game losing streak.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Celeste Taylor scored 15 points, turning consecutive turnovers into late baskets and No. 13 Duke turned back Syracuse 62-50 on Sunday.
Houston and Kansas remain firmly atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll after a record weekend of Top 25 losses.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Destiny Littleton scored 18 points with six assists as Southern California pulled off a program-defining victory Sunday with a 55-46 upset victory over No. 2 Stanford.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — When Clemson coach Brad Brownell was piecing together his roster last offseason, he felt he needed one more experienced player who could shine with a game on the line.
The gains have come quickly for Kansas State under new coach Jerome Tang.

The 11th-ranked Wildcats haven’t lost in more than a month and turned two road wins against ranked Big 12 teams last week into Monday’s headline-grabbing debut in the national rankings.