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Virginia stays put at No. 3 in latest AP Poll

No change to the top six teams this week.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Cavaliers didn’t move in the AP Poll this week, staying put at No. 3 for the second straight week. The Hoos did get one more first place vote this week, bumping their total to four. Tennessee remained No. 1, followed by No. 2 Duke.

There were no changes in the top six as No. 4 Gonzaga, No. 5 Michigan, and No. 6 Michigan State all came in at the same spot as last week’s poll. Kentucky moved up one spot to take over No. 7 from Nevada, who dropped to No. 8. North Carolina and Marquette round out the top 10.

The ACC led all conferences with seven teams in the top 25, including three in the top 10. Virginia Tech (No. 12), Louisville (No. 15), NC State (No. 23) and Florida State (No. 25) join Duke, Virginia, and North Carolina in the poll this week. Virginia still has six games left against the current ranked ACC teams, starting with a matchup with NC State on Tuesday night in Raleigh.

In “teams Virginia beat in the non-conference” action, Maryland lost both of their games this week and dropped from No. 13 to No. 21, while Wisconsin re-joined the rankings at No. 24.

Here’s the full poll:

AP Poll - Week 13

Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
1 Tennessee SEC 18-1 1
2 Duke ACC 17-2 2
3 Virginia ACC 18-1 3
4 Gonzaga West Coast 19-2 4
5 Michigan Big Ten 19-1 5
6 Michigan State Big Ten 18-3 6
7 Kentucky SEC 16-3 8
8 Nevada Mountain West 19-1 7
9 North Carolina ACC 15-4 11
10 Marquette Big East 18-3 12
11 Kansas Big 12 16-4 9
12 Virginia Tech ACC 16-3 10
13 Houston AAC 20-1 17
14 Villanova Big East 16-4 18
15 Louisville ACC 15-5 23
16 Texas Tech Big 12 16-4 14
17 Purdue Big Ten 14-6 NR
18 Buffalo Mid-American 18-2 15
19 LSU SEC 16-3 25
20 Iowa State Big 12 15-5 24
21 Maryland Big Ten 16-5 13
22 Mississippi State SEC 15-4 22
23 NC State ACC 16-4 21
24 Wisconsin Big Ten 14-6 NR
25 Florida State ACC 15-5 NR
Others receiving votes:Auburn 85, Cincinnati 76, Washington 75, Kansas St 73, Oklahoma 41, Iowa 28, Wofford 10, Hofstra 9, TCU 7, Mississippi 7, Nebraska 6, Davidson 5, Syracuse 3, Minnesota 1