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Virginia stays at No. 1 in latest AP Poll after road win at Miami

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Hoos only had one game (and got some much needed rest), but managed to hold off Michigan State for their second straight week at No. 1.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Cavaliers stayed at No. 1 in the AP Poll for the second straight week thanks to a big road win over Miami, 59-50. The Hoos had a weekend off from action, allowing for Bennett’s bunch to rest up, and in Kyle Guy’s case, get engaged. Virginia picked up 42 first place votes, up from 30 last week.

Michigan State stayed at No. 2 with 19 first place votes, Villanova remained at No. 3 after a big win over Xavier that cancelled out their loss to Providence in the eyes of the voters. Xavier, in turn, stayed at No. 4, and Duke climbed back into the top five after winning at Clemson. Texas Tech and Gonzaga tied at six, with Kansas, Purdue, and North Carolina rounding out the top ten.

Virginia led the way for the ACC which put five teams in this week’s rankings with Duke (No. 5), UNC (No. 10), Clemson (No. 15), and Florida State (No. 25) all showing up this week.

Oklahoma fell from the top 25 this week as Trae Young and the Sooners are on a five-game skid.

Check out the full rankings here:

AP Poll Week 16

Rank Team Record Conference Previous Rank
Rank Team Record Conference Previous Rank
1 Virginia 24-2 ACC 1
2 Michigan State 26-3 Big Ten 2
3 Villanova 24-3 Big East 3
4 Xavier 24-4 Big East 4
5 Duke 22-5 ACC 12
6 Texas Tech 22-5 Big 12 7
6 Gonzaga 25-4 West Coast 9
8 Kansas 21-6 Big 12 13
9 Purdue 24-5 Big Ten 6
10 North Carolina 21-7 ACC 14
11 Cincinnati 23-4 AAC 5
12 Auburn 23-4 SEC 10
13 Wichita State 21-5 AAC 19
14 Arizona 21-6 Pac-12 17
15 Clemson 20-6 ACC 11
16 Ohio State 22-7 Big Ten 8
17 Michigan 22-7 Big Ten 22
18 Rhode Island 21-4 A-10 16
19 Tennessee 19-7 SEC 18
20 Nevada 23-5 Mountain West 24
21 West Virginia 19-8 Big 12 20
22 Saint Mary's 25-4 West Coast 15
23 Houston 21-5 AAC NR
24 Middle Tennessee 22-5 C-USA NR
25 Florida State 19-8 ACC NR