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Virginia stays put at No. 4 in latest AP Poll

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No movement in the top four as the Hoos hold steady.

NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Despite a decisive victory over a (then) top-10 Florida State team, the Virginia Cavaliers stayed steady at No. 4 in this week’s AP Poll. Duke, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia came in 1-4 for the third straight week. Gonzaga jumped up to take over the No. 5 spot from Kansas, which lost to Iowa State, 77-60.

The Hoos did get five first place votes, and our own Danny Neckel found this tidbit:

Michigan State, Kansas, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech, and Nevada round out the top 10.

Virginia (13-0) is one of three teams—along with 15-0 Michigan and 15-0 Houston—that are unbeaten on the season. Nevada was the latest team to pick up their first loss as they fell on the road to KenPom 184 New Mexico, 85-58.

The ACC has a poll-best six teams ranked as Duke (No. 1), Virginia Tech (No. 9), UNC (No. 12), FSU (No. 13), and NC State (No. 15) all join UVA in the rankings this week. In the next seven games, Virginia has to face VT, travel to Duke, and play at NC State.

The Pac-12 had no teams represented in the poll for the second straight week, and the Big Ten and SEC each had five teams ranked.

Here is the full poll:

AP Poll - Week 10

Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
1 Duke ACC 12-1 1
2 Michigan Big Ten 15-0 2
3 Tennessee SEC 12-1 3
4 Virginia ACC 13-0 4
5 Gonzaga West Coast 14-2 7
6 Michigan State Big Ten 13-2 8
7 Kansas Big 12 12-2 5
8 Texas Tech Big 12 13-1 11
9 Virginia Tech ACC 13-1 10
10 Nevada Mountain West 14-1 6
11 Auburn SEC 11-2 12
12 North Carolina ACC 11-3 15
13 Florida State ACC 12-2 9
14 Mississippi State SEC 12-1 17
15 NC State ACC 13-1 18
16 Ohio State Big Ten 12-2 14
17 Houston AAC 15-0 19
18 Kentucky SEC 10-3 13
19 Buffalo Mid-American 13-1 20
20 Iowa State Big 12 12-2 NR
21 Marquette Big East 12-3 16
22 Indiana Big Ten 12-3 21
23 Oklahoma Big-12 12-2 23
24 St. John's Big East 14-1 NR
25 TCU Big 12 12-1 NR
Others receiving votes: Villanova 56, Wisconsin 45, Iowa 40, Minnesota 23, Purdue 20, Nebraska 15, Maryland 14, Seton Hall 14, Alabama 7, UCF 6, Louisville 3, Texas 2, Arizona St 1, Florida 1, North Texas 1.