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Duke jumps Kansas for No. 1 in AP poll

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Duke changed everything about who AP Top 25 voters considered to be the nation's best team with a single dominating performance against a marquee opponent.

It also gave the Blue Devils yet another milestone under Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski: a record number of appearances at No. 1.

The Blue Devils jumped from fourth to first Monday in the first regular-season poll, leapfrogging Kansas at the top after a blowout win against then-No. 2 Kentucky last week. That allowed Duke to set a record with its 135th week at No. 1, breaking a tie with UCLA for the most top rankings in poll history.


Williamson has 27 and 16, Duke tops Army

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke got something from Army that it didn't against Kentucky: A test.

The fourth-ranked Blue Devils pulled away to beat the Black Knights 94-72 on Sunday behind 27 points and 16 rebounds from Zion Williamson.


Guy, Jerome lead No. 5 Virginia past GW

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Grant Kersey looked out of place when he checked in at the scorer's table with just over a minute to play.

Virginia's game against George Washington had long been decided, and the team manager was wearing a jersey that looked borrowed from a much larger player, one with the number 1 and with the word "Virginia" on the back where every other player has their last name.


Michigan St. bounces back, trounces FGCU

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Two games into the season, Tom Izzo has already had it with how college basketball is being officiated.

And he doesn't blame the referees.


No. 17 Florida St. wins test from Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Terance Mann's production under both baskets saved Florida State from being surprisingly upstaged by a Tulane freshman's remarkable debut.

Mann had 21 points and 10 rebounds, PJ Savoy added 14 points and No. 17 Florida State wore down a feisty and apparently improved Tulane squad, 80-69 on Sunday night.


No. 18 Mississippi St. handles Hartford

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Quinndary Weatherspoon continued his hot start to the season, scoring a season-high 22 points to lead No. 18 Mississippi State to a 77-59 victory over Hartford on Sunday.

Tyson Carter added 14 points for Mississippi State (2-0), and Aric Holman had 12 points and eight rebounds. Nick Weatherspoon had 10 points.


No. 20 TCU cruises past Oral Roberts

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) With nine newcomers and the first preseason ranking in 20 years, TCU figures to lean on holdovers Alex Robinson, Desmond Bane and JD Miller to try to live up to the billing early.

Such was the case in the season's second game.


Luther, Jeter help Arizona rout Cal Poly

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Without a big name or a top-25 national ranking for the moment, the Arizona Wildcats are searching for an identity.

They've got a couple of upperclassmen who transferred from elsewhere that could help.


Late rally pushes Vanderbilt past USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) Vanderbilt's talented freshmen passed their first road test against a Power Five team on Sunday night.

Darius Garland had 19 points and Simisola Shittu added 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Commodores to an 82-78 victory over USC on Sunday night. The game is part of the Pac-12/SEC Showdown.


Creighton ends on 24-6 run to beat ETSU

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Ty-Shon Alexander scored a career-high 20 points and Creighton closed on a 24-6 run to rally past East Tennessee State 75-69 on Sunday.

Alexander made a long 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down for a 69-65 lead. ETSU turned it over with 40.5 seconds left and elected not to foul, down 71-67, and Martin Krampelj had a baseline dunk at the end of the shot clock to seal it.