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Duke Ties NCAA Record for Most Weeks Ranked No. 1

Coach K | Photo: Chris Summerville

The Duke men’s basketball team is ranked No. 1 this week for the 134th time in the AP poll era (since 1949-50), tying the NCAA record held by UCLA for most weeks ranked No. 1.

The newest poll was released Monday, with the 10-0 Blue Devils being the consensus choice among the 65 AP voters for this week’s top spot, which Duke has held the entire season.

Duke has been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll 78 times since the start of the 1997-98 season, far and away the most in the nation (North Carolina is second with 39).

Under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, Duke owns a 204-29 (.876) record when playing as the No. 1 team in the AP poll. Coach K’s 233 games coaching a top-ranked team are the most in NCAA history, surpassing UCLA’s John Wooden (228).

The Blue Devils host St. Francis (Pa.) at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 9 p.m. Tuesday night on ESPNU.

WEEKS RANKED NO. 1 | ALL-TIME, SINCE 1949

1. Duke – 134
2. UCLA – 134
3. Kentucky – 124
4. North Carolina – 110
5. Kansas – 65