Northwestern and Duke gain ranking attention
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Northwestern and Duke gain ranking attention

Wildcats enter Top 25, while Duke is now among the others in both polls

DURHAM, N.C. — Top 25 attention suddenly joined the conversation this week surrounding the Northwestern-Duke non-conference that was off the radar in the preseason.

With both teams impressively improving to 2-0, Northwestern moved into the Top 25 for the first time this year and Duke gained its first votes among “others” in the polls. They’ll decide who keeps their newfound national respect another week when they meet Saturday at Brooks Field/Wallace Wade Stadium. ... 

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