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Virginia up two spots to No. 5 in AP Poll

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Hoos face No. 7 UNC on Sunday.

NCAA Basketball: Maine at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Cavaliers (7-0, 1-0 ACC) keep moving on up, coming in at No. 5 in this week’s edition of the AP Poll. Virginia is one of five ACC teams in the rankings this week, with Louisville leading the way as the new No. 1 team. The Cards moved up from No. 2 after Duke lost to Stephen F. Austin last week. The Blue Devils fell to No. 10, behind Louisville, Virginia, and No. 7 North Carolina. Florida State joined the party at No. 17.

Virginia will face Purdue — which received votes this week — in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, then host the No. 7 Tar Heels on Sunday. The Hoos will be without Braxton Key for the foreseeable future as the fourth year had to get surgery for a wrist injury sustained against Arizona State.

No. 2 Kansas, No. 3 Maryland, and No. 4 Michigan (which was unranked until this week) round out the top five, with No. 6 Ohio State, No. 8 Kentucky, and No. 9 Gonzaga filling out the top 10.

Here are the full rankings:

AP Poll - Week 5

Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
Rank Team Conference Previous Rank
1 Louisville ACC 2
2 Kansas Big 12 4
3 Maryland Big Ten 5
4 Michigan Big Ten NR
5 Virginia ACC 7
6 Ohio State Big Ten 10
7 North Carolina ACC 6
8 Kentucky SEC 9
9 Gonzaga WCC 8
10 Duke ACC 1
11 Michigan State Big Ten 3
12 Arizona Pac-12 14
13 Oregon Pac-12 11
14 Auburn SEC 18
15 Memphis AAC 16
16 Seton Hall Big East 13
17 Florida State ACC NR
18 Baylor Big 12 19
19 Dayton A-10 NR
20 Colorado Pac-12 21
21 Tennessee SEC 17
22 Washington Pac-12 23
23 Villanova Big East 22
24 Butler Big East NR
25 Utah State MWC 15
Others receiving votes: Florida 111, Xavier 91, San Diego St. 89, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 86, Oklahoma St. 85, Texas Tech 43, West Virginia 28, Purdue 24, DePaul 18, Arkansas 17, Indiana 13, Penn St. 9, Stephen F Austin 7, Oklahoma 6, Liberty 5, Notre Dame 2, Richmond 2, VCU 2, SMU 1, Delaware 1.