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Cavaliers Fall in the Polls For Fourth Straight Week

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Even though the losing streak ended, the Cavaliers’ drop in the polls continued this week after going 1-1 against Miami and North Carolina State last week. Going 2-0 against UNC and Pittsburgh would certainly help ease UVa fan’s tension, help in the standings for next week’s ACC Tournament, and give the Hoos a boost in March’s first polls next week.

Associate Press Poll
Kansas jumps Villanova for the top spot after Gonzaga’s Saturday loss. The Cavaliers fell 5 spots from No. 18 to No. 23 and come in just behind fellow #SlowBros Wisconins at No. 22. North Carolina jumped to the highest ranked ACC team after beating Louisville last week and rising to No. 5. That UNC-Louisville game also dropped Louisville to No. 8 from No. 7.

AP POLL

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (58) 26-3 1,618
2 Villanova (2) 27-3 1,487
3 UCLA (3) 26-3 1,474
4 Gonzaga (2) 29-1 1,419
5 North Carolina 25-5 1,381
6 Oregon 26-4 1,343
7 Arizona 26-4 1,223
8 Louisville 23-6 1,176
9 Kentucky 24-5 1,119
10 West Virginia 23-6 1,041
11 Baylor 23-6 923
12 Florida 23-6 807
13 Butler 23-6 795
14 SMU 25-4 738
15 Florida State 23-6 722
16 Purdue 23-6 651
17 Duke 22-7 622
18 Cincinnati 25-4 504
19 Notre Dame 22-7 482
20 Saint Mary's 26-3 445
21 Wichita State 27-4 250
22 Wisconsin 22-7 206
23 Virginia 19-9 194
24 Iowa State 19-9 168
25 Miami 20-8 123
Others receiving votes: Minnesota 66, Oklahoma State 54, Dayton 32, Michigan 14, Middle Tennessee 13, Creighton 12, USC 7, Michigan State 3, Monmouth 3, VCU 2, Virginia Tech 2, Vermont 2, Arkansas 1, Maryland 1, Princeton 1, BYU 1

USA Today Coaches’ Poll
Kansas also jumps to the top of the Coaches’ Poll, but UCLA also jumped Villanova at No. 2. The Hoos only fell 4 spots, but still come in at No. 23.

USA Today Coaches’s Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (23) 26-3 790
2 UCLA (3) 26-3 730
2 Villanova (5) 27-3 730
4 Gonzaga (1) 29-1 686
5 North Carolina 25-5 663
6 Oregon 26-4 653
7 Louisville 23-6 600
8 Arizona 26-4 585
9 Kentucky 24-5 578
10 West Virginia 23-6 478
11 Baylor 23-6 461
12 Florida 23-6 382
13 Notre Dame 22-7 334
14 Duke 22-7 315
15 Butler 23-6 314
16 Purdue 23-6 299
17 Florida State 23-6 290
18 Saint Mary's 26-3 273
19 SMU 25-4 269
20 Cincinnati 25-4 210
21 Wisconsin 22-7 185
22 Wichita State 27-4 140
23 Virginia 19-9 138
24 Iowa State 19-9 57
25 Miami 20-8 48
Others receiving votes: Creighton 44, South Carolina 25, USC 21, Middle Tennessee 20, Oklahoma State 16, Dayton 15, Minnesota 10, Maryland 9, Northwestern 8, Xavier 8, Michigan State 7, California 4, Arkansas 2, Michigan 2, VCU 1