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Hoos hold steady at #2 in AP Poll

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Virginia stays behind Villanova in the latest rankings.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

For the second straight week, the Virginia Cavaliers have come in at No. 2 in the AP Poll, behind just Villanova. The Wahoos had a big week with two conference road wins as the Hoos traveled to Georgia Tech and Wake Forest. Virginia is now 18-1 on the season and hold a 7-0 record in conference, the only ACC team to remain undefeated in league play.

Kentucky, at No. 18 last week, dropped out of the poll following two straight losses. It’s the first time since March of 2014 that the Wildcats aren’t ranked, breaking a streak of 68 straight weeks.

Purdue held their place in third, followed by Duke at No. 4 and Kansas at No. 5. Oklahoma dropped from No. 4 all the way to No. 12 (down eight spots).

The ACC was represented with four teams, led by Virginia and Duke. North Carolina (No. 10) and Clemson (No. 18) were the other two ACC squads. The Big Ten and Big 12 also had four teams, the SEC added three, and the AAC, Big East, and West Coast all had two teams.

Virginia hosts No. 18 Clemson on Tuesday, then travels to No. 4 Duke Saturday.

AP Poll Week 10

Rank Team Record Conference Previous Rank
Rank Team Record Conference Previous Rank
1 Villanova 18-1 Big East 1
2 Virginia 18-1 ACC 2
3 Purdue 19-2 Big Ten 3
4 Duke 17-2 ACC 5
5 Kansas 16-3 Big 12 10
6 Michigan State 17-3 Big Ten 9
7 West Virginia 16-3 Big 12 6
8 Xavier 18-3 Big East 11
9 Cincinnati 17-2 AAC 12
10 North Carolina 16-4 ACC 15
11 Arizona 16-4 Pac-12 14
12 Oklahoma 14-4 Big 12 4
13 Ohio State 17-4 Big Ten 22
14 Texas Tech 15-4 Big 12 8
15 Gonzaga 17-4 West Coast 13
16 Saint Mary's 19-2 West Coast NR
17 Wichita State 15-4 AAC 7
18 Clemson 16-3 ACC 20
19 Auburn 17-2 SEC 17
20 Florida 14-5 SEC NR
21 Arizona State 15-4 Pac-12 16
22 Tennessee 13-5 SEC 21
23 Nevada 18-3 Mountain West NR
24 Rhode Island 15-3 A-10 NR
25 Michigan 17-5 Big Ten 23