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Cavaliers Move Up in Polls after Successful Week

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Thanks to their win on the road at Clemson on Saturday the Cavaliers made a slight move upward in this week’s AP and Coaches’ Polls.

With Baylor falling mere hours after achieving the No. 1 spot last week, Villanova reclaimed their spot atop the rankings. The Cavaliers jumped from No. 19 to No. 16 and sit just behind Notre Dame. Four other ACC teams come in ranked this week with UNC leading they way at No. 9.

AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (28) 17-1 1,580
2 Kansas (32) 16-1 1,562
3 UCLA (3) 18-1 1,472
4 Gonzaga (2) 17-0 1,433
5 Kentucky 15-2 1,357
6 Baylor 16-1 1,315
7 Creighton 17-1 1,185
7 West Virginia 15-2 1,185
9 North Carolina 16-3 1,063
10 Florida State 16-2 964
11 Oregon 16-2 931
12 Louisville 15-3 900
13 Butler 15-3 823
14 Arizona 16-2 757
15 Notre Dame 16-2 748
16 Virginia 13-3 677
17 Wisconsin 14-3 644
18 Duke 14-4 614
19 Florida 14-3 405
20 Cincinnati 15-2 373
21 Purdue 14-4 309
22 Xavier 13-4 294
23 Saint Mary's 15-2 210
24 South Carolina 14-3 125
25 Maryland 16-2 121
Others receiving votes: TCU 29, USC 14, SMU 8, Nevada 7, Northwestern 7, UNC Wilmington 6, Iowa State 5, Akron 1, Kansas State 1

Kansas took the top spot in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll thanks to Baylor’s loss with everyone else moving up a spot. UVa also comes in at No. 16 this week in the Coaches’ Poll, though they only jumped from No. 18. Similarly, the Hoos come in just behind Notre Dame, and UNC leads all ACC teams at No. 9.

USA Today Coaches’ Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (23) 16-1 785
2 Villanova (4) 17-1 759
3 UCLA (2) 18-1 725
4 Gonzaga (3) 17-0 718
5 Kentucky 15-2 655
6 Baylor 16-1 641
7 Creighton 17-1 590
8 West Virginia 15-2 563
9 North Carolina 16-3 480
10 Oregon 16-2 467
11 Louisville 15-3 444
12 Florida State 16-2 393
13 Arizona 16-2 385
14 Butler 15-3 381
15 Notre Dame 16-2 372
16 Virginia 13-3 338
17 Wisconsin 14-3 322
18 Duke 14-4 301
19 Xavier 13-4 214
20 Cincinnati 15-2 206
21 Florida 14-3 187
22 Purdue 14-4 133
23 Saint Mary's 15-2 115
24 South Carolina 14-3 79
25 Maryland 16-2 30
Others receiving votes: Northwestern 20, USC 17, UNC Wilmington 17, California 16, Indiana 14, TCU 10, Miami 5, Middle Tennessee 4, New Mexico State 4, SMU 3, Nevada 2, Utah 2, Illinois State 1, Kansas State 1, Minnesota 1