Duke Blue Devils End Regular Season Ranked Second


The final AP Top 25 college basketball poll of the regular season was released this morning. The Duke Blue Devils moved up one spot to second place after their demolition of the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Mar 5, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski greets senior forward Ryan Kelly (34) as he comes out of the game late in the fourth quarter against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzaga remains No. 1 in the country despite Duke making a statement last week in Chapel Hill.

The remainder of the Top 25 is as follows:

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Duke
  3. Indiana
  4. Louisville
  5. Georgetown
  6. Michigan
  7. Kansas
  8. Michigan State
  9. Miami
  10. Ohio State
  11. Kansas State
  12. Marquette
  13. Florida
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. New Mexico
  16. Saint Louis
  17. Pittsburgh
  18. Arizona
  19. Syracuse
  20. Memphis
  21. UCLA
  22. Wisconsin
  23. Creighton
  24. Notre Dame
  25. VCU

VCU? Seems that they have slipped into the final rankings of the season yet again this year. Each year they have a slow start, but always finish strong. They’re always a potential threat for the Final Four as a dark horse.

The North Carolina Tar Heels were ranked twenty-sixth last season and were just outside of the rankings last week, but after Duke destroyed them…they won’t be ranked.

North Carolina State still remains outside of the rankings. Once projected to win the ACC this season, the Wolfpack have just disappeared. They’ve been playing stronger in the closing weeks, but the start and middle of the ACC schedule hurt NC State.