Duke was able to hold off Davidson and dominate Wake Forest this week to maintain their No. 1 ranking atop the AP poll. The Blue Devils are now entering their fourth week as the top team in the country and they are now 14-0.
There is no reason at all to believe this team is not the best in the country. They have beaten three top-five teams in the country and have not won a game by less than five points.
Duke has dominated the college basketball season so far and are now looking to dominate ACC play. Duke is currently 1-0 in conference play and has another two conference games this week. If they want to keep that No. 1 ranking for a fifth week, they are going to have to go through these games unscathed.
Tomorrow, Clemson will come into Cameron Indoor, a place where it is almost impossible to play Duke. As long as Duke doesn’t overlook the Tigers, they should earn another double digit victory.
Saturday will be the Blue Devils’ first major test in conference play as they go on the road to play 20th ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack.
This will be arguably the toughest conference game for Duke because at this point in the season, NCSU is the second best team in the conference. Yes, Duke will have to play them again, but this game is on the road, which makes it a lot more difficult to come out wit a win.
Duke will look to remain unbeaten during their fourth week ranked atop the polls to earn a fifth week with that same honor.