AP Poll: Duke unranked for first time in 167 weeks, dating back to 2007

An incredible streak has come to an end.

Monday’s release of the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll for men’s basketball does not include the Duke Blue Devils. Mike Krzyzewski’s team had just one game last week — an 80-69 loss at Miami — and so for the first time since 2007, Coach K’s program is not a top-25 team.

The last time this occurred came after the 2006-07 season, when Duke lost as a No. 6 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 11 VCU. Duke’s streak of 167 consecutive week’s in the AP poll is the fifth longest in history. If you’re wonder, Duke did receive votes for the poll — accruing six points — meaning it finished 33rd in the voting this week.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma firmly held on to its top spot, marking the third straight week the Sooners have been atop the AP poll. Maryland, which knocked off No. 3 Iowa last week, moved from the 8 spot to No. 4. Iowa fell to fifth.

The biggest mover this week? Oregon, which swept the Arizona schools — on the road! — in the past few days. That moved the Ducks from 23rd to 16th.

The full poll:

1. Oklahoma (18-2)

2. North Carolina (19-2)

3. Villanova (18-3)

4. Maryland (19-3)

5. Iowa (17-4)

6. Xavier (19-2)

7. Kansas (17-4)

8. Texas A&M (18-3)

9. Virginia (17-4)

10. Michigan State (19-4)

11. Providence (18-4)

12. SMU (19-1)

13. Iowa State (16-5)

14. West Virginia (17-4)

15. Baylor (17-4)

16. Oregon (18-4)

17. Miami (16-4)

18. Purdue (19-4)

19. Louisville (17-4)

20. Kentucky (16-5)

21. Wichita State (16-5)

22. Indiana (18-4)

23. Arizona (17-5)

24. Dayton (18-3)

25. South Carolina (19-2)

Dropped out: Duke, Notre Dame

Jumped in: Dayton, South Carolina

The Oregon Ducks are considered the Pac-12’s most dangerous team, and they’re rising. (USATSI)

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