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Virginia drops to No. 15 in latest AP Poll

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Hoos tumble in the rankings after loss to San Francisco.

Towson v Virginia Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

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

Rank School Conference Previous
Rank School Conference Previous
1 Gonzaga WCC 1
2 Baylor Big 12 2
3 Iowa Big Ten 5
4 Wisconsin Big Ten 7
5 Illinois Big Ten 8
6 Duke ACC 9
7 Kansas Big 12 6
8 Michigan State Big Ten 13
9 Creighton Big East 11
10 Houston AAC 17
11 West Virginia Big 12 15
12 Villanova Big East 3
13 Tennessee SEC 12
14 North Carolina ACC 16
15 Virginia ACC 4
16 Virginia Tech ACC NR
17 Texas Big 12 19
17 Texas Tech Big 12 14
19 Richmond Atlantic 10 NR
20 Kentucky SEC 10
21 Oregon Pac-12 20
22 Florida State ACC 21
23 Ohio State Big Ten 23
24 Rutgers Big Ten 24
25 Arizona State Pac-12 18
Others receiving votes: Michigan 90, San Diego State 86, Saint Louis 69, Louisville 55, Alabama 52, Florida 45, Indiana 38, UCLA 14, Maryland 9, Providence 7, Stanford 7, Connecticut 6, Clemson 4, LSU 3, Arkansas 2, Loyola Chicago 1, TCU 1, Colorado 1, BYU 1