Top 10 run ends for Duke Blue Devils

Updated: January 6, 2014, 2:52 PM ET
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Arizona is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the fifth straight week, but the poll definitely has a new look.

The Wildcats (15-0) were still a runaway No. 1, with Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State remaining the next four teams. Arizona received 60 first-place votes from the national media panel, while Syracuse (14-0) got the other five.

However, Duke -- which lost at Notre Dame on Saturday in the Irish's ACC debut -- dropped to No. 16, the first time the Blue Devils have been out of the Top 10 since December 2007.

Duke's run started with the fourth poll of 2007-08. The Blue Devils were in the top 10 for 122 consecutive polls, the second-longest such run since the poll started in January 1949.

UCLA has the longest top 10 run, a stretch of 155 polls from the start of the 1966-67 season through January 1976.

Only three schools -- Arizona, Syracuse and Michigan State -- have been in the top 10 in all 10 polls this season.

Wichita State was sixth, followed by Baylor, Villanova, Iowa State and Florida.

No. 23 Illinois and No. 25 Kansas State moved into the rankings for the first time this season, replacing Connecticut, which had been 17th, and North Carolina, which was 19th.

This is the second time this season the Tar Heels, who were ranked 12th to begin the season, has fallen out of the Top 25. They fell out in Week 4 after losses to Belmont and UAB, but returned after a one-week absence with their win over then-No. 1 Michigan State.

The Tar Heels dropped out this week after opening Atlantic Coast Conference play with a loss at Wake Forest.

San Diego State jumped from 21 to 13 this week with a 61-57 victory at then-No. 16 Kansas on Sunday. It was the Aztecs' third win this season over a ranked team, tying them with North Carolina for the most in 2013-14.

San Diego State has also beat then-No. 20 Creighton and then-No. 25 Marquette.

The only other team with two wins this season over top 10 teams is Colorado, which beat then-No. 6 Kansas and on Sunday knocked off then-No. 10 Oregon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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