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Virginia falls to No. 23 after blowout loss to No. 1 Gonzaga

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Honestly, pretty fair.

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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

Rank School Conference Previous
Rank School Conference Previous
1 Gonzaga WCC 1
2 Baylor Big 12 2
3 Kansas Big 12 3
4 Villanova Big East 5
5 Houston AAC 6
6 Wisconsin Big Ten 9
7 Tennessee SEC 8
8 Texas Big 12 10
9 West Virginia Big 12 7
10 Iowa Big Ten 4
11 Creighton Big East 13
12 Missouri SEC 14
13 Texas Tech Big 12 15
14 Rutgers Big Ten 11
15 Illinois Big Ten 18
16 Michigan Big Ten 19
17 Michigan State Big Ten 12
18 Florida State ACC 21
19 Northwestern Big Ten NR
20 Duke ACC 20
21 Oregon Pac-12 25
22 Minnesota Big Ten NR
23 Virginia ACC 16
24 Virgnia Tech ACC 24
25 Ohio State Big Ten 23
Others receiving votes: Xavier 178, San Diego State 172, North Carolina 57, Arkansas 55, Clemson 50, Colorado 50, Saint Louis 49, Florida 20, Louisville 18, BYU 12, Georgia 10, North Carolina State 8, UCLA 4, Indiana 4, Richmond 3, UCF 2, Western Kentucky 2, Boise State 2, SMU 1, Chattanooga 1, Drake 1