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Resurgent Duke out to prove 2013 was no fluke

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 13, 2014 at 11:29 am •  Published: August 13, 2014
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke can certainly get used to the view from here.

The perennial last-place pick in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division wound up at the top of the standings last year and the resurgent Blue Devils figure they have enough talent and experience to stay there.

After winning its first division title last year, Duke believes it can do it again.

So do many voters: In the ACC's official media preseason balloting, no team received more first-place votes in the Coastal than the Blue Devils — who were picked to finish second behind Miami.

Linebacker Kelby Brown says outsiders "have given us a lot more respect" and "we have another season to prove that we deserve it."