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How we voted: Duke the undisputed No. 1 after blazing past Kentucky in season opener

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break down he voted, offering three thoughts on the latest edition of the poll, an update on the Pac-12’s ranked teams and a look at local Top 25 representative Gonzaga.

Washington State climbs 11 spots to No. 14 in Associated Press Top 25

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

One day after beating No. 12 Oregon 34-20 at Martin Stadium, the Cougars hopped up 11 spots in the weekly poll to No. 14 in the country. It means WSU is now the highest-ranked team in the Pac-12 Conference and one spot higher than cross-state nemesis Washington, which stayed put at No. 15 after beating Colorado.