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Cavaliers Drop in the Polls After Disappointing Week

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NCAA Basketball: Iowa State at Baylor Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

After splitting their games this week against Pittsburgh and Wake Forest, most expected the Cavaliers to take a stumble in the polls.

The AP Poll saw a bit of a shakeup this weekend after Villanova dropped their first game of the season. Baylor rises from No. 2 to No. 1 and Nova drops to No. 3. Meanwhile, two of UVa’s three losses have come at the hands of teams in the Top 10 with FSU rising to No. 9 and WVU falling to No. 10 (from No. 7).

The Hoos meanwhile fell from No. 11 to No. 19, coming in just ahead of ACC brother, Notre Dame.

AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Baylor (55) 15-0 1,608
2 Kansas (8) 14-1 1,517
3 Villanova (1) 15-1 1,499
4 UCLA (1) 16-1 1,433
5 Gonzaga 15-0 1,366
6 Kentucky 13-2 1,327
7 Duke 14-2 1,173
8 Creighton 15-1 1,111
9 Florida State 15-1 1,071
10 West Virginia 13-2 972
11 North Carolina 14-3 902
12 Butler 14-2 880
13 Oregon 15-2 869
14 Louisville 13-3 744
15 Xavier 13-2 651
16 Arizona 15-2 634
17 Purdue 14-3 584
18 Wisconsin 13-3 581
19 Virginia 12-3 580
20 Notre Dame 14-2 468
21 Saint Mary's 14-1 377
22 Cincinnati 13-2 256
23 Florida 12-3 252
24 Minnesota 15-2 167
25 USC 15-2 20
25 Kansas State 13-2 20
Others receiving votes: Seton Hall 11, South Carolina 7, Iowa State 7, Indiana 6, Virginia Tech 6, Maryland 5, SMU 5, Clemson 4, UNC Wilmington 3, VCU 3, Wichita St 2, Dayton 2, Nevada 2

The USA Today Coaches’ Poll saw a similar shakeup with the Hoos falling to No. 18 from No. 12. Both polls Top 10 are nearly identical with Baylor at the top and Kansas and Villanova just behind.

USA Today Coaches’ Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Baylor (22) 15-0 783
2 Kansas (9) 14-1 756
3 Villanova (1) 15-1 727
4 UCLA 16-1 691
5 Gonzaga 15-0 690
6 Kentucky 13-2 651
7 Duke 14-2 557
8 Creighton 15-1 517
9 West Virginia 13-2 484
10 Florida St. 15-1 472
11 Oregon 15-2 421
12 North Carolina 14-3 408
13 Butler 14-2 395
14 Xavier 13-2 373
15 Louisville 13-3 372
16 Arizona 15-2 332
17 Wisconsin 13-3 311
18 Virginia 12-3 308
19 Purdue 14-3 254
20 Notre Dame 14-2 228
21 St. Mary's 14-1 220
22 Cincinnati 13-2 145
23 Florida 12-3 123
24 Minnesota 15-2 46
25 Southern California 15-2 30