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Sure, parity is the order of the day in the college game, but this is getting ridiculous. Fourteen teams in the AP Top 25 lost a total of 17 games last week, with nine of those losses coming on Saturday alone. Needless to say, the carnage had its effect on our seeds.
Most significant, Duke is now atop the East, a spot from which it may be hard to budge the Blue Devils. They have 11 games left in the regular season, and seven are at home, where they've won 44 in a row. (In fact, with games at Chapel Hill and Raleigh also on the schedule, Duke will take only two overnight trips, to play at Clemson and Georgia Tech.) Pencil the Blue Devils in for first-and second-round games in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Also ascending to a top seed is Syracuse, which was still undefeated as of Sunday. How the Orangemen did in their Monday-night matchup with Connecticut will determine whether they remain a No. 1 in the future.
The other big winner of the week was Ohio State. With victories over Michigan State and St. John's, the Buckeyes make their first appearance in our poll this season, as the No. 2 seed in the West.
1. Duke (15-2)
1. Cincinnati (18-1)
1. Syracuse (15-0)