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
|2||Michigan State||26-3||Big Ten||2|
|6||Texas Tech||22-5||Big 12||7|
|16||Ohio State||22-7||Big Ten||8|
|21||West Virginia||19-8||Big 12||20|
|22||Saint Mary's||25-4||West Coast||15|