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
|10||Michigan State||Big Ten||9-2||9|
|12||Texas Tech||Big 12||10-0||11|
|15||Ohio State||Big Ten||9-1||15|