After losing to Duke and falling to third in the rankings, UVA rebounded in a big way, with wins over #12 UNC (on the road) and #9 Louisville. That was enough to send Virginia back to #2 in this week's AP Poll.
Kentucky remained undefeated and unanimous number 1 in the nation, followed by Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke, and Wisconsin.
Despite their loss to UVA, Louisville remained at number 9. Despite their (30 point) loss to Duke, Notre Dame remained at number 10. And (despite their loss to UVA), UNC remained at number 12. No other ACC team received a vote this week.
The other ranked past Virginia opponents are #19 Maryland and #20 VCU.
Of the 65 AP voters, 36 ranked UVA second, while 17 had the team at #3, and 11 at #4. Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampsire Gazette was the only AP voter to rank Virginia fifth - here's his explanation. (Who had UVA fourth? Names like Seth Davis and Gary Williams. The full voting record is here.)
Here are the full AP Top 25 rankings:
AP Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (65)||23-0||1625||1|
|4||Duke Blue Devils||20-3||1450||4|
|10||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||21-4||948||10|
|12||North Carolina Tar Heels||19-6||871||12|
|13||Northern Iowa Panthers||22-2||846||13|
|14||Iowa State Cyclones||17-5||842||14|
|15||Wichita State Shockers||21-3||743||15|
|20||Virginia Commonwealth Rams||18-5||296||20|
|21||Oklahoma State Cowboys||16-7||273||21|
|21||West Virginia Mountaineers||18-5||273||21|
|23||Ohio State Buckeyes||18-6||271||23|
|Others Receiving Votes: Iowa 38, Providence 26, Texas 25, S.F. Austin 22, Cincinnati 21, Murray St. 20, Indiana 13, Rhode Island 12, Georgetown 9, Texas A&M 7, Temple 6, Old Dominion 3, Mississippi 3, Harvard 2, S. Diego St. 2, Xavier 2, Valparaiso 1|