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Watch: Countdown to Craziness

Duke welcomes back seniors Amile Jefferson and Matt Jones, as well as junior All-American Grayson Allen. Freshman phenoms Marques Bolden, Frank Jackson and Jayson Tatum make their debuts at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Live on ACCNetworkExtra/WatchESPN

Duke ranked No. 1 in coaches poll

The Blue Devils received 27 of the possible 31 first-place votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll, totaling 792 points for the top spot in the preseason. See full rankings

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Howland said Kentucky elevates the entire league because "you know they'll have the No. 1 recruiting class" every year and elevate the RPI of its opponents in the league. He also said their recruiting formula has helped others. "Duke has basically copied [Calipari's] recruiting style and it's worked for them."

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6dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The 20 watch list candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard.

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'People have to talk about politics, talk leads to action''

Duke F Amile Jefferson chats with Andy Katz and Rick Klein about the definition of "locker room talk", rising political activism with athletes, the HB2 ruling in N.C., expectations for the upcoming season and more.

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Powerhouses have work to do

With four weeks to go until national signing day, Duke and Kentucky are missing from the top 10 of ESPN's 2017 class rankings. But don't expect them to be left out once the dust settles. Recruiting Rankings (Insider)

The time Martellus Bennett hung up on Coach K (1:30)
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12dJeff Borzello

Duke expanding PG search in 2017 class

Only one month remains until the early signing period, but Duke has reached out to three five-star point guards recently as it casts a wider net.

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Harry Giles' heath a concern

Duke's Grayson Allen enters the season as one of the favorites to win the Wooden Award, notes Andy Katz. But the biggest concern for a loaded Duke squad will be Harry Giles' knees. Katz: Season preview

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Allen makes All-Rolls Royce team

Duke has four five-star recruits coming in, but none of them are eligible for Dick Vitale's "solid gold" list. Grayson Allen (21.6 PPG as a sophomore) is named among the nation's top returning players. All-Rolls Roycers

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Bluebloods have dominated lately

Since John Calipari arrived at Kentucky, no team has more wins or Final Four appearances. Kansas and Duke are close, while "mid-majors" Gonzaga and Wichita State are tied with 202 wins apiece since the 2009-10 season.

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18dEamonn Brennan

No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25 in college hoops

College basketball season is about a month away. So it's no longer "too early" to determine the best of the best. Argue all you want about Nos. 2-24, but No. 1 remains a no-brainer: Hello, Duke.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't shying away from the expectations that come with being the likely preseason No. 1 team, "Our goal is to win the national championship. I'm not sure how many programs have that goal, we do... We have a team that, if it's healthy, that's a legitimate goal."

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O'Neil: Conference races to watch

The ACC boasts a national title favorite in Duke but also contenders (UNC and Virginia), sleepers (Louisville and Syracuse) and a host of teams that will make things interesting (NC State, Miami and Notre Dame). Dana O'Neil, however, is intrigued by the unknown. Most interesting: ACC or Big Ten?

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.3
Rebounds Per Game33.3
Assists Per Game11.7
Points Allowed77.0Tied-84th

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Tournament History

Final Fours16
Tournament Record107-35
Championship Seasons1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015
Tournament Appearances40