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Virginia stays put at No. 9 in latest AP Poll

Hoos didn’t play and didn’t move.

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations, Kansas, you’re the new No. 1. After the previous No. 1 Louisville Cardinals lost to Texas Tech, the Jayhawks became the fifth team this season to occupy the top spot. For those wondering, that’s a new record:

Gonzaga jumped up to No. 2, Louisville slipped to No. 3, and Duke climbed three spots to No. 4 despite not playing a game. Ohio State, which had a lock on becoming No. 1 before they fell to Minnesota on the road, rounds out the top five.

The 8-1 (2-0 ACC) Cavaliers stayed put at No. 9 after having no games during the 10-day exam break. Virginia will play Stony Brook on Wednesday before hosting South Carolina (fresh off an upset of Clemson) on Sunday.

It was a tough week for the Tar Heels, continuing their losing streak with a loss to Wofford. As a result, North Carolina fell out of the rankings for the first time since 2014.

Washington, Penn State, Texas Tech, and West Virginia all joined the rankings at Nos. 22-25, respectively. With the Nittany Lions joining the party, the Big Ten led all conferences with five teams ranked this week.

Here is the full poll:

AP Poll - Week 7

Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
1 Kansas Big 12 2
2 Gonzaga WCC 6
3 Louisville ACC 1
4 Duke ACC 7
5 Ohio State Big Ten 3
6 Kentucky SEC 8
7 Maryland Big Ten 4
8 Oregon Pac-12 10
9 Virginia ACC 9
10 Baylor Big 12 11
11 Memphis AAC 13
12 Auburn SEC 12
13 Dayton A-10 14
14 Michigan Big Ten 5
15 Michigan State Big Ten 16
16 Arizona Pac-12 15
17 Butler Big East 18
18 Villanova Big East 20
19 Florida State ACC 21
20 San Diego State Mountain West 25
21 Tennessee SEC 19
22 Washington Pac-12 NR
23 Penn State Big Ten NR
24 Texas Tech Big 12 NR
25 West Virginia Big 12 NR
Others receiving votes: North Carolina 41, Xavier 40, Wichita State 31, Purdue 30, Liberty 25, Marquette 23, Indiana 23, Virginia Commonwealth 21, Utah State 14, Saint Mary’s 13, Northern Iowa 12, Colorado 12, Texas 10, Florida 7, DePaul 6, Georgetown 3, Richmond 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 3, Stanford 3, Seton Hall 3, Oklahoma State 2, Duquesne 1, BYU 1, Arkansas 1