clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Hoos move up two spots to No. 9 in latest AP Poll

Hoos back in the top 10.

NCAA Basketball: James Madison at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It took just one week of action, but the Virginia Cavaliers are back in the top 10 of the AP Poll. Virginia notched wins at Syracuse and against James Madison, holding both teams to just 34 points in defeat. The Hoos moved up to No. 9 as a result, giving the ACC four teams in the top 10.

Kentucky took over the top spot after defeating Michigan State in the Champions Classic, and Duke bumped up two spots to No. 2 with their win over Kansas. The Spartans dropped to No. 3, and Louisville climbed to No. 4. Kansas fell to No. 5, with North Carolina jumping to No. 6.

Maryland and Gonzaga stayed steady at No. 7 and 8, respectively, and Villanova rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

The ACC, SEC, and Pac-12 (!!) all tied with four teams each this week, and the Big Ten, Big East, and Big 12 all put three teams in the rankings.

Purdue, which Virginia will face on the road in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, fell out of the rankings after dropping a home game to Texas.

Here is the full poll:

AP Poll - Week 1

Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
1 Kentucky SEC 2
2 Duke ACC 4
3 Michigan State Big Ten 1
4 Louisville ACC 5
5 Kansas Big 12 3
6 North Carolina ACC 9
7 Maryland Big Ten 7
8 Gonzaga WCC 8
9 Virginia ACC 11
10 Villanova Big East 10
11 Texas Tech Big 12 13
12 Seton Hall Big East 12
13 Memphis AAC 14
14 Oregon Pac-12 15
15 Florida SEC 6
16 Ohio State Big Ten 18
17 Utah State MWC 17
18 St. Mary's WCC 20
19 Arizona Pac-12 21
20 Washington Pac-12 NR
21 Xavier Big East 19
22 Auburn SEC 24
23 LSU SEC 22
24 Baylor Big 12 16
25 Colorado Pac-12 NR