Duke still unanimous No. 1, Notre Dame drops to No. 9

Duke still unanimous No. 1, Notre Dame drops to No. 9

Notre Dame gained the Maui Invitational with a powerful comeback towards Wichita State.

The Combating Irish did not fare as properly towards one other high 10 staff, main a shuffling on the high half of The Related Press Prime 25 ballot .

Duke (10-Zero) acquired all 65 first-place votes within the ballot launched Monday after a pair of straightforward victories, its second straight week because the unanimous No. 1. The subsequent three spots additionally remained the identical from final week: Kansas, Michigan State and Villanova.

Notre Dame was No. 5 final week, however dropped to No. 9 following its 81-63 loss to the Spartans.

“They arrive at you with contemporary our bodies, they only hold coming at you and it takes its toll,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey stated of Michigan State.

Florida moved as much as No. 5 regardless of not taking part in final week, adopted by Wichita State, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Miami at No. 10 behind the Irish.

Notre Dame (7-1) pulled off a powerful comeback in Maui to beat Wichita State for its first title in paradise.

The Irish have been no match for Michigan State final week, taken out of rhythm by the Spartans whereas falling into an early gap. Notre Dame did make a push within the second half, however Michigan State pushed again to run away with it.

The Irish bounced again to beat St. Francis Brooklyn on Sunday regardless of the ejections of preseason All-American Bonzie Colson (flagrant two foul) and Brey. The pair ended up within the locker room watching the remainder of the sport on Colson’s cellphone.

“That is new territory for me,” Brey stated. “That was very uncommon.”


Nevada has made massive strides in Eric Musselman’s three seasons and this was anticipated to be his finest staff but.

A yr after making it to the NCAA Event for the primary time since 2007, the Wolf Pack have been picked because the favorites to win the Mountain West Convention title behind Jordan Caroline and Lindsey Drew.

Nevada has lived as much as expectations thus far, profitable its first eight video games for its finest begin as a Division I program (since 1970). The Wolf Pack have been No. 22 on this week’s ballot for his or her first rating since ending the 2006-07 season at No. 15.

“It is nice to see that we’ve got that report now, however we’ve got to maintain bettering and do not wish to cease now and be Eight-1 or Eight-2,” Caroline stated after the Wolf Pack shook off an unsightly first half to beat UC Irvine 76-65 final week. “We’re rolling and we’ve got to maintain shifting alongside.”


Xavier had the most important rise on this week’s ballot, shifting up eight spots to No. 13 after a pair of Prime-25 wins. The Musketeers beat No. 16 Baylor 76-63 and No. 11 Cincinnati 89-76 final week.

Arizona State moved up 4 spots to No. 20 after being ranked final week for the primary time since 2009.


Louisville dropped out of the ballot from No. 17 after shedding to Purdue and Seton Corridor.

USC is down 11 spots to No. 25 following consecutive losses and Baylor fell seven locations to No. 23 after losses to Xavier and Wichita State. Cincinnati was down six spots to No. 17 following its loss to Xavier.


No. 19 Seton Corridor, No. 21 Purdue and No. 24 Tennessee joined Nevada in shifting into the ballot this week.


Texas Tech dropped out from No. 22 after shedding to Seton Corridor, Alabama dropped from No. 24 after shedding to UCF. Creighton is out from No. 25 following a lopsided loss to then-No. 15 Gonzaga. The Zags moved up three spots to No. 12.


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