Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll

Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) in action as Michigan State played Kansas in an NCAA college basketball game at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1.

The Blue Devils jumped from fourth to first in Monday's first regular-season poll. That allowed Duke to set a record with its 135th week at No. 1, breaking a tie with UCLA for most all-time.

Duke claimed 48 of 65 first-place votes after beating then-No. 2 Kentucky by 34 points in their opener.

It was impressive enough to bump the preseason No. 1 Jayhawks, who fell to No. 2 despite a quality win of their own against then-No. 10 Michigan State.

Gonzaga was third, followed by Virginia and Tennessee to round out the top 5.