Virginia Basketball Rankings 2/24: AP Poll, Coaches Poll, Computer Ranks

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The polls are out, hot off the presses!

This week's polls are out.  After sliding past Virginia Tech on the road and hammering Notre Dame at JPJ, the Hoos moved up a couple spots   Virginia sits at 12th in the AP Poll and 11th in the Coaches Poll, moving up from 14th and 13th, respectively.

UVA was voted as high as 4th, by Ron Morris of Columbia, South Carolina.  John Bohnenkamp of Burlington, Iowa had Virginia 18th on his ballot, which was a pretty goofy thing to do.

Syracuse's losses to BC and Duke sent them down to 4th in the AP.  The Gators are the new #1, followed by Wichita State, Arizona, Cuse, and Kansas.  Duke may have lost to UNC, but by beating Syracuse they dropped just 1 spot to #6 while North Carolina moved in at 19th.  As far as past out-of-conference foes, surging SMU jumped in at #23 after a win over UConn, and surging Wisconsin went to 14th.

The computers are consistent putting UVA in the top 15, if not the top 10, in the nation.

KenPom: #6 (43rd in offense and 4th in defense.  KenPom projects a 16-2 ACC finish, though UVA will be favored in each of its 3 remaining games).

Massey: #7

Sagarin: #12

LRMC: #13

BPI: #13

RPI: #16

Checking back on NCAA seeding projections, The Bracket Project, which aggregates a large number of attempts at March Madness bracket predictions, still has UVA at a 4 seed right now.  It's components have the Hoos placed as high as #2 and as low as #6.

TeamRankings.com gives UVA a 31% chance of a 3 seed, 26% of a 4 seed, and 17% at a 2 seed (and...a 4.1% shot at grabbing a 1 seed).  Other fun Team Rankings things include UVA's 83% chance of ACC 1 seed, 11.5% chance of a Final Four, and 2.2% chance of an NCAA title.

Getting back to the polls: Here are the full AP and Coaches Poll Top 25s:

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Prev
1 Florida Gators 25-2 1606 2
2 Wichita St. Shockers 29-0 1549 3
3 Arizona Wildcats 25-2 1494 4
4 Syracuse Orange 25-2 1410 1
5 Kansas Jayhawks 21-6 1310 8
6 Duke Blue Devils 23-4 1152 11
7 Louisville Cardinals 22-6 1286 5
8 Villanova Wildcats 24-3 1113 9
9 Creighton Bluejays 23-4 1103 11
10 Saint Louis Billikens 25-2 1047 10
11 Cincinnati Bearcats 24-4 921 7
12 Virginia Cavaliers 23-5 909 14
13 San Diego St. Aztecs 23-3 886 6
14 Wisconsin Badgers 22-5 818 16
15 Iowa St. Cyclones 21-5 709 17
16 Michigan Wolverines 19-7 653 20
17 Kentucky Wildcats 21-6 629 18
18 Michigan St. Spartans 22-6 552 13
19 North Carolina Tar Heels 20-7 440 NR
20 Iowa Hawkeyes 19-7 418 15
21 Memphis Tigers 21-6 288 22
22 Ohio St. Buckeyes 22-6 253 24
23 SMU Mustangs 22-6 155 NR
24 Texas Longhorns 20-7 129 19
25 New Mexico Lobos 21-5 113 NR

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 81, UCLA 41, Oklahoma 35, Stephen F. Austin 11, Massachusetts 9, Gonzaga 2, Green Bay 2, North Carolina Central 1

Dropped from rankings: Connecticut 21, UCLA 23, Gonzaga 25,

Coaches Poll

Rank Team Record Pts Prev
1 Florida Gators (24) 25-2 791 2
2 Wichita State Shockers (8) 29-0 771 3
3 Arizona Wildcats 25-2 727 4
4 Louisville Cardinals 23-4 660 5
5 Syracuse Orange 25-2 625 1
6 Kansas Jayhawks 21-6 619 8
7 Duke Blue Devils 22-6 594 6
8 Saint Louis Billikens 25-2 563 10
9 Villanova Wildcats 24-3 538 11
10 Creighton Bluejays 23-4 514 12
11 Virginia Cavaliers 23-5 480 13
12 Cincinnati Bearcats 24-4 460 9
13 San Diego State Aztecs 23-3 452 7
14 Wisconsin Badgers 22-5 358 18
15 Kentucky Wildcats 21-6 343 16
16 Michigan Wolverines 19-7 315 20
17 Iowa St. Cyclones 21-5 291 19
18 Michigan State Spartans 22-6 275 14
19 Iowa Hawkeyes 19-7 229 15
20 Ohio State Buckeyes 22-6 166 23
21 North Carolina Tar Heels 20-7 153 NR
22 Memphis Tigers 21-6 124 24
23 Texas Longhorns 20-7 102 17
24 Southern Methodist Univ. Mustangs 22-6 57 NR
25 Oklahoma Sooners 20-7 52 NR
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