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Virginia stays at No. 4 in the AP Poll as the Hoos head to the Bahamas

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ACC and Big Ten each have six teams in the rankings this week, led by Duke at No. 1.

NCAA Basketball: Coppin State at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Unsurprisingly, the Virginia Cavaliers retained their spot at No. 4 in the AP Poll after staying perfect and moving to 3-0. Virginia has yet to be challenged, but that changes as they head to the Bahamas this week to partake in the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis event. The Hoos will face Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday night, then either Dayton or Butler.

Wisconsin, which is across from UVA in the tournament bracket, jumped into the rankings this week at No. 25. The Badgers are the only other ranked team participating in the event, and are one of six Big Ten teams ranked this week. Florida, which is on Wisconsin’s side of the bracket, also received votes this week.

The top seven teams went unchanged in this week’s rankings with Duke retaining the top spot. Kansas, Gonzaga, Virginia, and Tennessee round out the top five. Villanova, which lost to Michigan and Furman this week, fell completely out of the rankings.

Along with Duke and Virginia, the ACC had North Carolina (No. 7), Virginia Tech (No. 13), Florida State (No. 14), and Clemson (No. 16) in the rankings. Syracuse, which fell out of the rankings after losing to UConn and Oregon, received votes this week, as did Miami and Notre Dame.

Here are the full rankings:

AP Poll - Week 3

Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
1 Duke ACC 3-0 1
2 Kansas Big 12 3-0 2
3 Gonzaga West Coast 3-0 3
4 Virginia ACC 3-0 4
5 Tennessee SEC 3-0 5
6 Nevada Mountain West 3-0 6
7 North Carolina ACC 4-0 7
8 Auburn SEC 3-0 9
9 Michigan Big Ten 5-0 18
10 Kentucky SEC 3-1 10
11 Michigan State Big Ten 3-1 11
12 Kansas State Big 12 4-0 12
13 Virginia Tech ACC 4-0 16
14 Florida State ACC 2-0 14
15 Mississippi State SEC 3-0 17
16 Clemson ACC 3-0 19
17 UCLA Pac-12 3-0 20
18 TCU Big 12 3-0 21
19 LSU SEC 4-0 22
20 Iowa Big Ten 4-0 NR
21 Oregon Pac-12 3-1 13
22 Buffalo Mid-American 3-0 25
23 Ohio State Big Ten 4-0 NR
24 Purdue Big Ten 4-1 23
25 Wisconsin Big Ten 3-0 NR
Others receiving votes: Nebraska 98, Indiana 74, Maryland 56, Villanova 53, Furman 50, Syracuse 29, Washington 29, Texas 23, West Virginia 18, Miami 18, Butler 18, St. John’s 13, Iowa St. 11, Texas Tech 8, Florida 7, Marquette 7, Saint Louis 6, Arizona St 4, Vanderbilt 4, Notre Dame 4, Marshall 4, UConn 3, Loyola of Chicago 2, Temple 2, Loyola Marymount 2, Davidson 1, Arkansas 1.