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Blue KevIL
03-04-2013, 05:32 PM
Recently, I had some time to do some AP Poll research and came accross some stats that may be of interest to readers of this board...

The AP Poll on Monday March 4, 2013 was the 1066th poll that I could confirm through multiple sources:
(Duke Media Guide, NCAA Record Book, ACC Media Guide, www.sports-reference.com/cbb (http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb))
The first Mike Krzyzewski-coached Duke team to appear in the AP Poll was on February 14, 1984 -- the 534th poll.
So that gives us a perfect split between the first 533 polls and the subsequent 533 polls.

In the first 533 polls (Jan 18, 1949 to Feb 13, 1984):

Duke appeared in 192 polls
Duke was ranked #1 for 18 weeks
Duke was ranked in the Top 5 for 64 weeks
Duke was ranked in the Top 10 for 141 weeks
Duke's record during this time: 654-351 .651


In the second 533 polls (Feb 14, 1984 to Mar 4, 2013):

Duke appeared in 505 polls
Duke was ranked #1 for 109 weeks
Duke was ranked in the Top 5 for 284 weeks
Duke was ranked in the Top 10 for 442 weeks
Duke's record during this time: 826-199 .806


It goes without saying that Duke has significantly improved as a program in AP Polls weeks 534-1066.
But, how does this compare against the 5 other programs generally considered to be the "blue bloods" of college basketball?
Note: I based my W-L figures on what can be found at www.sports-reference.com/cbb (http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb)



1st 533

#1

Top 5

Top 10

Total

W

L

PCT



Duke

18

64

141

192

654

351

.651



Indiana

39

104

155

241

620

309

.667



Kansas

9

59

114

180

621

338

.648



Kentucky

77

262

354

404

801

206

.795



UNC

36

187

280

363

749

264

.739



UCLA

124

231

322

376

824

205

.801



















2nd 533

#1

Top 5

Top 10

Total

W

L

PCT



Duke

109

284

442

505

826

199

.806



Indiana

15

72

120

289

612

328

.651



Kansas

49

237

345

467

833

195

.810



Kentucky

22

156

275

384

762

238

.762



UNC

72

226

344

446

773

247

.758



UCLA

10

70

125

281

647

296

.686



















Variance

#1

Top 5

Top 10

Total

W

L

PCT



Duke

+91

+220

+301

+313

+172

-152

+.155



Indiana

-24

-32

-35

+48

-8

+19

-.016



Kansas

+40

+178

+231

+287

+212

-143

+.163



Kentucky

-55

-106

-79

-20

-39

+32

-.033



UNC

+36

+39

+64

+83

+24

-17

+.018



UCLA

-114

-161

-197

-95

-177

91

-.115

WakeDevil
03-04-2013, 05:56 PM
Why don't you be a man and post that on IC?

davekay1971
03-04-2013, 06:04 PM
Wow, that's an awesome OP! Strong, strong work!

My takeaway from that analysis:

UNC isn't good enough to be our rival. Kansas is our true rival!

hurleyfor3
03-04-2013, 06:17 PM
UNC has gotten better since K arrived. You're welcome, Tar Heels!

bbq-devil
03-04-2013, 06:25 PM
Wow. Since K's arrival, Duke has been #1 as many weeks as UNC, Kentucky, and Indiana COMBINED

Awesome stat to use on our powder blue "friends"

Kedsy
03-04-2013, 07:28 PM
Wow, great post. The thing that amazes me most is that Duke's dominance of the "second 533" is in almost all ways better than UCLA's dominance of the "first 533." Although obviously UCLA has more natties (but it was a completely different tournament, really) and their numbers were mostly condensed in an amazing 12 year stretch.

It's also nice to see Duke's "second 533" is better than Kentucky's "first 533."

Again, nice work, Blue KevIL.

-jk
03-04-2013, 07:31 PM
Remember, the poll was Top 20 for a long time, with several years of just Top 10 (coinciding with the Bubas era), before the current poll as expanded to the "Top 25" in '90.

-jk

SCMatt33
03-04-2013, 07:53 PM
Along the same lines, http://www.collegepollarchive.com/ is a great site for organizing polls only. There are some slight variances, maybe 1 or 2 polls difference for some teams, but it is very simple for sorting this type of data for appearances, top 10's, number 1's and by any period of years.

TruBlu
03-05-2013, 03:18 AM
UNC has gotten better since K arrived. You're welcome, Tar Heels!

You misspelled "bitter".;)