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Virginia moves up one spot to No. 5 in the AP Poll

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Hoos don’t play, but make up some ground in the rankings.

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The Hoos didn’t play this week thanks to the exam break, but that didn’t keep the Virginia Cavaliers from moving up a spot to No. 5 in the latest AP Poll. The top three didn’t change as Kansas retained their hold on the No. 1 spot, followed by Duke and Tennessee. Michigan and Virginia bumped up thanks to then-No. 4 Gonzaga’s loss to North Carolina, allowing the Hoos to reclaim one of the spots they lost last week.

Nevada, Auburn, Gonzaga, North Carolina, and Michigan State round out the top ten, in that order.

Villanova lost back-to-back games (to Penn and Kansas), dropping them out of the rankings. Syracuse also fell out of this week’s poll thanks to BJ Stith and ODU knocking off the Orange in the Carrier Dome.

With Syracuse falling out and Indiana and Nebraska joining the party, the Big Ten re-took control of the rankings with seven teams represented. The ACC has five teams ranked this week with Duke (No. 2), North Carolina (No. 9), Florida State (No. 11), and Virginia Tech (No. 13) joining Virginia.

NC State and Louisville received votes this week, as did Virginia’s ACC-Big Ten opponent Maryland.

Check out the full rankings here:

AP Poll - Week 7

Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
1 Kansas Big 12 9-0 1
2 Duke ACC 9-1 2
3 Tennessee SEC 8-1 3
4 Michigan Big Ten 11-0 5
5 Virginia ACC 9-0 6
6 Nevada Mountain West 11-0 7
7 Auburn SEC 9-1 8
8 Gonzaga West Coast 9-2 4
9 North Carolina ACC 8-2 12
10 Michigan State Big Ten 9-2 9
11 Florida State ACC 8-1 10
12 Texas Tech Big 12 10-0 11
13 Virginia Tech ACC 9-1 13
14 Buffalo Mid-American 10-0 14
15 Ohio State Big Ten 9-1 15
16 Wisconsin Big Ten 9-2 16
17 Mississippi State SEC 9-1 18
18 Arizona State Pac-12 8-1 20
19 Kentucky SEC 8-2 19
20 Marquette Big East 8-2 21
21 Houston AAC 10-0 24
22 Indiana Big Ten 9-2 NR
23 Iowa Big Ten 7-2 22
24 Furman Southern 12-0 23
25 Nebraska Big Ten 9-2 NR
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 115, Maryland 103, Kansas St 90, St. John’s 59, Villanova 52, NC State 38, Purdue 20, TCU 17, Iowa St. 9, Cincinnati 7, Louisville 6, Minnesota 3, Florida 3, Belmont 2, San Francisco 2, NJIT 1.