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Virginia Basketball Goes 2-0 and Moves Up in the AP and Coaches Polls

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off their 2-0 final week of the regular season, many expected a large jump for the Cavaliers in this week’s rankings. Beating a top 10 team by 10+ and holding them to only 43 points should give you that boost. As you’ll see though, not many teams above Virginia lost last week.

Associated Press Poll
The Hoos moved up 2 spots from No. 23 to No. 21 this week jumping ACC Bro Notre Dame and Slow Bro Wisconsin. North Carolina remains the cream of the ACC crop at No. 6, although their loss to UVa dropped them from their No. 5 ranking last week. Louisville, Duke, and Florida State also make appearances from the ACC.

AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (59) 28-3 1,619
2 Villanova (2) 28-3 1,517
3 UCLA (3) 28-3 1,487
4 Gonzaga (1) 30-1 1,430
5 Oregon 27-4 1,364
6 North Carolina 26-6 1,291
7 Arizona 27-4 1,252
8 Kentucky 26-5 1,182
9 Baylor 25-6 1,084
10 Louisville 24-7 1,047
11 West Virginia 24-7 958
12 SMU 27-4 849
13 Purdue 25-6 839
14 Duke 23-8 667
15 Cincinnati 27-4 634
16 Florida State 24-7 631
17 Florida 24-7 617
18 Butler 23-7 538
19 Saint Mary's 27-3 456
20 Wichita State 30-4 401
21 Virginia 21-9 400
22 Notre Dame 23-8 394
23 Iowa State 20-10 147
24 Wisconsin 23-8 139
25 Maryland 24-7 47

USA Today Coaches’ Poll
The Hoos got a 2 spot bump from No. 23 to No. 21 in the Coaches’ Poll as well. UVa jumped Wisconsin and Wichita State, but Notre Dame is 5 spots ahead in this poll at No. 16.

Coaches’ Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (27) 28-3 795
2 Villanova (2) 28-3 743
3 UCLA (2) 28-3 737
4 Gonzaga (1) 30-1 674
5 Oregon 27-4 655
6 North Carolina 26-6 649
7 Arizona 27-4 600
8 Kentucky 26-5 581
9 Louisville 24-7 544
10 Baylor 25-6 516
11 West Virginia 24-7 462
12 Purdue 25-6 391
13 Florida 24-7 347
14 Duke 23-8 345
15 SMU 27-4 303
16 Notre Dame 23-8 301
17 Florida State 24-7 278
18 Cincinnati 27-4 262
18 Saint Mary's 27-3 262
20 Butler 23-7 249
21 Virginia 21-9 189
22 Wichita State 30-4 184
23 Wisconsin 23-8 82
24 Iowa State 20-10 63
25 Middle Tennessee 27-4 30