The Virginia Cavaliers tumbled seven spots to No. 23 in the latest AP Poll after getting walloped by No. 1 Gonzaga on Saturday afternoon. The top three teams stayed the same this week with the Zags taking the top spot for the sixth straight week. Baylor and Kansas stayed at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, with Villanova and Houston rounding out the top-5.
Xavier and North Carolina fell out of the rankings, making room for a pair of Big Ten teams in No. 19 Northwestern and No. 21 Minnesota. The Big Ten continues to dominate the 2020 season with nine teams ranked in this week’s poll. With the Tar Heels losing to NC State and falling out of the poll, the ACC has just four teams ranked. No. 18 Florida State leads the charge for the conference, followed by No. 20 Duke, No. 23 Virginia, and No. 24 Virginia Tech.
North Carolina, Clemson, Louisville, and NC State all received votes in this week’s poll.
The Hoos have Notre Dame on the road on Wednesday, December 30, and have a chance to get a ranked (and rivalry) win over the Hokies in Charlottesville on Sunday, January 2.
Here is the full poll:
AP Poll - Week 6
|9||West Virginia||Big 12||7|
|13||Texas Tech||Big 12||15|
|17||Michigan State||Big Ten||12|
|25||Ohio State||Big Ten||23|