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Virginia remains No. 12 in AP Poll as Louisville leaps to No. 6

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Hoos fall to No. 11 in the Coaches Poll.

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Virginia escaped its last out of conference tune-up game, if you can call it that, with a 56-52 victory over Cal, in what might be considered its finest win of the season so far.

With its thrilling 73-70 win over then-No. 6 Kentucky, ACC foe Louisville jumped in the AP poll from 10 up to 6. Virginia will be traveling to Louisville on Wednesday this week to face the Cardinals, which proved against Kentucky that not only does Louisville have one of the top defenses in the country, but they also have the ability to be a consistent scoring threat.

Associated Press Poll, Week of 12/26

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (56) 12-0 1,614
2 UCLA (3) 13-0 1,518
3 Kansas 11-1 1,461
4 Baylor (6) 12-0 1,458
5 Duke 12-1 1,375
6 Louisville 11-1 1,260
7 Gonzaga 12-0 1,222
8 Kentucky 10-2 1,171
9 North Carolina 11-2 1,113
10 Creighton 12-0 1,049
11 West Virginia 11-1 933
12 Virginia 10-1 892
13 Butler 11-1 837
14 Wisconsin 11-2 772
15 Purdue 11-2 745
16 Indiana 10-2 709
17 Xavier 10-2 548
18 Arizona 11-2 512
19 Saint Mary's 10-1 407
20 Florida State 12-1 326
21 Oregon 11-2 321
22 USC 13-0 248
23 Cincinnati 10-2 207
24 Notre Dame 10-2 204
25 Florida 9-3 76
Others receiving votes: Maryland 40, Virginia Tech 37, Seton Hall 18, Clemson 12, Minnesota 8, Miami 8, Oklahoma State 7, Northwestern 5, South Carolina 4, UNC Wilmington 3, Arkansas 3, Iowa State 2

Virginia drops one spot in the Coaches Poll after Louisville leapfrogged the Hoos with a four-spot jump to No. 7.

Coaches Poll, Week of 12/26

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (27) 12-0 771
2 UCLA (2) 13-0 736
3 Kansas (1) 11-1 695
4 Baylor 12-0 656
5 Duke (1) 12-1 641
6 Gonzaga 12-0 600
7 Louisville 11-1 560
8 Kentucky 10-2 537
9 Creighton 12-0 531
10 North Carolina 11-2 522
11 Virginia 10-1 454
12 West Virginia 11-1 438
13 Butler 11-1 397
14 Wisconsin 11-2 347
15 Purdue 11-2 331
16 Indiana 10-2 285
17 Xavier 10-2 277
18 Arizona 11-2 232
19 St. Mary's 10-1 214
20 Florida St. 12-1 161
21 Oregon 11-2 148
22 Southern California 13-0 136
23 Cincinnati 10-2 93
24 Notre Dame 10-2 92
25 South Carolina 9-2 57
Others Receiving Votes: Florida 37; Maryland 33; Arkansas 27; Oklahoma State 17; Miami (Fla.) 13; Minnesota 7; California 7; TCU 7; Virginia Tech 4; Seton Hall 4; Nevada 3; Colorado 2; Middle Tennessee 1; New Mexico State 1; North Carolina-Wilmington 1.

Virginia - Louisville tips off at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, December 28. The Hoos open their ACC home schedule against No. 20 Florida State on New Year’s Eve at 2:00 p.m.