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Virginia keeps rising as the Cavaliers hit No. 3 in the AP Poll

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The Cavaliers ride back-to-back impressive wins to their highest ranking of the season.

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Virginia Basketball had an outstanding week, destroying Virginia Tech in their house and then holding court against the defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels. The voters responded accordingly, moving the Hoos up to No. 3 in this week’s AP Poll. Ten of the 25 teams ranked in week nine lost over the course of the last seven days, including No. 1 Michigan State (to unranked Ohio State), No. 2 Duke (to unranked NC State), No. 4 Arizona State (to unranked Colorado), and No. 5 Xavier (to unranked Providence).

Villanova retook the top spot after one week away from it, followed by West Virginia at No. 2 (the Hoos’ lone loss). Michigan State and a tie between Wichita State and Purdue round out the top five.

Virginia is one of six ACC teams in the poll (which leads all conferences) and are joined by No. 7 Duke, No. 18 Miami, No. 19 Clemson, No. 20 UNC, and No. 23 Florida State. The Big 12 has an impressive five teams in (half their conference) and the Big East four teams.

Check out the full rankings here:

AP Poll Week 10

Rank Team Record Conference Previous Rank
Rank Team Record Conference Previous Rank
1 Villanova 14-1 Big East 3
2 West Virginia 14-1 Big 12 6
3 Virginia 14-1 ACC 8
4 Michigan State 15-2 Big Ten 1
5 Wichita State 13-2 AAC 9
5 Purdue 15-2 Big Ten 13
7 Duke 13-2 ACC 2
8 Texas Tech 14-1 Big 12 18
9 Oklahoma 12-2 Big 12 7
10 Xavier 15-2 Big East 5
11 Arizona State 13-2 Pac-12 4
12 Kansas 12-3 Big 12 10
13 Seton Hall 14-2 Big East 21
14 Cincinnati 14-2 AAC 19
15 Gonzaga 14-3 West Coast 20
16 TCU 13-2 Big 12 16
17 Arizona 12-4 Pac-12 14
18 Miami 13-2 ACC 15
19 Clemson 14-1 ACC 25
20 North Carolina 12-4 ACC 12
21 Kentucky 12-3 SEC 17
22 Auburn 14-1 SEC NR
23 Florida State 12-3 ACC 24
24 Tennessee 10-4 SEC 23
25 Creighton 13-3 Big East NR