The Virginia Cavaliers fell seven spots to No. 16 in the AP Poll this week after the Hoos fell at home to South Carolina. Virginia is now 9-2 on the season and is one of four ACC teams ranked this week. It’s the lowest rank for the Cavaliers since December 11, 2017, when they were also No. 16.
Gonzaga took over the top spot, becoming the sixth team this season to occupy the No. 1 position. Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke, Louisville, and Kansas have all been No. 1 this season, with the Jayhawks being the latest to fall. Their loss to Villanova dropped them to No. 5 and propelled the Wildcats to No. 10.
Only Iowa joined the party this week as Tennessee fell out of the rankings. The Big Ten led all conferences with six teams ranked.
Here is the full poll:
AP Poll - Week 8
|2||Ohio State||Big Ten||5|
|14||Michigan State||Big Ten||15|
|15||San Diego State||Mountain West||20|
|20||Penn State||Big Ten||23|
|22||West Virginia||Big 12||25|
|23||Texas Tech||Big 12||24|