The Virginia Cavaliers dropped to No. 15 in the latest AP Poll, which was expected after the Hoos dropped a winnable game against San Francisco in “Bubbleville.” Virginia tumbled 11 spots following the loss, but they weren’t alone in suffering a head-scratching early-season defeat. Then-No.3 Villanova lost in OT to Virginia Tech (now No. 16), while No. 10 Kentucky lost to Richmond (now No. 19) at home.
Gonzaga stayed at No. 1 after dominating victories over then-No. 6 Kansas and Auburn, while Baylor remained at No. 2.
Virginia Tech and Richmond joined the rankings this week, while UCLA and Michigan fell out.
The Big Ten still leads all conferences with six ranked teams — including No. 3 Iowa, No. 4 Wisconsin, and No. 5 Illinois — followed closely by the ACC with five. No. 6 Duke, No. 14 North Carolina, and No. 22 Florida State join the two Virginia teams in the top 25.
Florida State and Oregon are the only two teams in the top-25 that have still yet to play a game.
Virginia hosts St. Francis and Kent State this week before welcoming No. 8 Michigan State to JPJ on December 9 as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Here is the full poll:
AP Poll - Week 2
|8||Michigan State||Big Ten||13|
|11||West Virginia||Big 12||15|
|17||Texas Tech||Big 12||14|
|23||Ohio State||Big Ten||23|