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Syracuse vs. Duke

Syracuse will take on Duke in a matchup of top five teams that are probably both about to drop out of the top five -- Syracuse because of a major upset against Boston College and Duke due to a loss to rival North Carolina. Still, this is a matchup of potential No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the NCAA tournament, which means it's bound to be extremely competitive and hard-fought. It'll be interesting to see how they recover after their respective losses -- Syracuse dropping a game against a weak team like Boston College is bad enough, but any Duke loss to North Carolina has to sting.

Which team will win Saturday's game at Duke? (7 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

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  • Which team should be ranked higher next week?

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  • How much have their losses to unranked opponents this week diminished the luster of the Syracuse-Duke matchup this weekend?

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  • How will Syracuse fare in the NCAA tournament?

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  • How will Duke fare in the NCAA Tournament?

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Syracuse remains No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball Top 25 after winning two games last week in the final seconds. Florida, which managed one No. 1 vote from the 65-member voting body, climbs to No. 2, one spot ahead of the 27-0 Wichita State Shockers. How do you see the teams stacking up? Click the images to submit your ballot.

2013-14 College Basketball Top 25

Syracuse

Syracuse

AP rank: 1
25-0

Florida

Florida

AP rank: 2
23-2

Wichita State

Wichita State

AP rank: 3
27-0

Arizona

Arizona

AP rank: 4
23-2

Duke

Duke

AP rank: 5
20-5

San Diego State

San Diego State

AP rank: 6
22-2

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

AP rank: 7
23-3

Kansas

Kansas

AP rank: 8
19-6

Villanova

Villanova

AP rank: 9
22-3

Saint Louis

Saint Louis

AP rank: 10
23-2

Creighton

Creighton

AP rank: 11
21-4

Louisville

Louisville

AP rank: 11
21-4

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP rank: 13
21-5

Virginia

Virginia

AP rank: 14
21-5

Iowa

Iowa

AP rank: 15
19-6

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

AP rank: 16
21-5

Iowa State

Iowa State

AP rank: 17
19-5

Kentucky

Kentucky

AP rank: 18
19-6

Texas

Texas

AP rank: 19
20-5

Michigan

Michigan

AP rank: 20
18-7

Connecticut

Connecticut

AP rank: 21
20-5

Memphis

Memphis

AP rank: 22
19-6

UCLA

UCLA

AP rank: 23
20-5

Ohio State

Ohio State

AP rank: 24
20-6

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

AP rank: 25
23-4

North Carolina

North Carolina

AP rank: NR
17-7

Arizona State

Arizona State

AP rank: NR
19-6

Southern Methodist

Southern Methodist

AP rank: NR
20-6

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

AP rank: NR
20-6

Stephen F. Austin

Stephen F. Austin

AP rank: NR
24-2

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When will Syracuse finally lose?

Wednesday seemed like the night the Syracuse Orange at last would lose. Then Tyler Ennis happened. The freshman guard tossed a 35-footer up as time expired, and watched as it went in to give his team a 58-56 win over the host Pittsburgh Panthers. This moved the Orange to 24-0 on the year, keeping them as one of only two unbeatens in the nation (Wichita State is the other). When will Jim Boeheim's team finally lose?

  • What do you make of Syracuse winning at Pittsburgh on Wednesday with a 35-foot buzzer-beater?

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  • When will Syracuse lose its first game?

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  • What are the chances Syracuse enters the NCAA tournament undefeated?

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  • Which team will lose first?

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  • How will Syracuse fare in the NCAA tournament?

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  • Where does Jim Boeheim rank among active college basketball coaches?

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Syracuse remains No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball Top 25 and are still undefeated on the season. They don't exactly have a smooth road ahead for the rest of the season, however -- they have to travel to Cameron Indoor to face a Duke team that took them into overtime earlier this season. Do the Orange deserve to be No. 1? Click the images to submit your own Top 25.

2013-14 College Basketball Top 25

Syracuse

Syracuse

AP rank: 1
23-0

Arizona

Arizona

AP rank: 2
23-1

Florida

Florida

AP rank: 3
21-2

Wichita State

Wichita State

AP rank: 4
25-0

San Diego State

San Diego State

AP rank: 5
21-1

Villanova

Villanova

AP rank: 6
21-2

Kansas

Kansas

AP rank: 7
18-5

Duke

Duke

AP rank: 8
19-5

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP rank: 9
20-4

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

AP rank: 10
22-3

Iowa State

Iowa State

AP rank: 11
18-4

Saint Louis

Saint Louis

AP rank: 12
22-2

Louisville

Louisville

AP rank: 13
19-4

Kentucky

Kentucky

AP rank: 14
18-5

Michigan

Michigan

AP rank: 15
17-6

Iowa

Iowa

AP rank: 16
18-6

Virginia

Virginia

AP rank: 17
19-5

Creighton

Creighton

AP rank: 18
19-4

Texas

Texas

AP rank: 19
18-5

Memphis

Memphis

AP rank: 20
18-5

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

AP rank: 21
19-5

Ohio State

Ohio State

AP rank: 22
19-5

Southern Methodist

Southern Methodist

AP rank: 23
19-5

Connecticut

Connecticut

AP rank: 24
18-5

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

AP rank: 25
20-4

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

AP rank: NR
18-6

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

AP rank: NR
21-4

UCLA

UCLA

AP rank: NR
18-5

New Mexico

New Mexico

AP rank: NR
18-4

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

AP rank: NR
16-7

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Thanks to Arizona's first loss of the season, a two-point defeat at California, still-undefeated Syracuse jumped to No. 1 in the latest Associated Press men's college basketball Top 25. Arizona fell to only No. 2, though, and America's lone other unbeaten, Wichita State, remained at No. 4. Do you agree with the moves? Click the images to submit your own Top 25.

2013-14 College Basketball Top 25

Syracuse

Syracuse

AP rank: 1
21-0

Arizona

Arizona

AP rank: 2
21-1

Florida

Florida

AP rank: 3
19-2

Wichita State

Wichita State

AP rank: 4
23-0

San Diego State

San Diego State

AP rank: 5
19-1

Villanova

Villanova

AP rank: 6
19-2

Cincinnati

Cincinnati

AP rank: 7
21-2

Kansas

Kansas

AP rank: 8
16-5

Michigan State

Michigan State

AP rank: 9
19-3

Michigan

Michigan

AP rank: 10
16-5

Duke

Duke

AP rank: 11
17-5

Creighton

Creighton

AP rank: 12
18-3

Saint Louis

Saint Louis

AP rank: 13
20-2

Louisville

Louisville

AP rank: 14
18-4

Texas

Texas

AP rank: 15
17-4

Iowa State

Iowa State

AP rank: 16
16-4

Iowa

Iowa

AP rank: 17
17-5

Kentucky

Kentucky

AP rank: 18
16-5

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

AP rank: 19
16-5

Virginia

Virginia

AP rank: 20
17-5

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

AP rank: 21
17-5

Connecticut

Connecticut

AP rank: 22
17-4

Gonzaga

Gonzaga

AP rank: 23
20-3

Memphis

Memphis

AP rank: 24
16-5

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

AP rank: 25
18-4

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

AP rank: NR
17-5

Ohio State

Ohio State

AP rank: NR
17-5

Virginia Commonwealth

Virginia Commonwealth

AP rank: NR
18-4

Southern Methodist

Southern Methodist

AP rank: NR
17-5

New Mexico

New Mexico

AP rank: NR
17-4

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