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Virginia climbs one spot to No. 22 in AP Poll

Hoos get slight boost after win at ND.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia men’s basketball team moved up one spot this week in the AP poll, climbing to No. 22. Virginia picked up a road win over Notre Dame to open ACC-play, but had to postpone Saturday’s matchup against Virginia Tech due to a positive coronavirus test for a UVA staff member.

Gonzaga stayed No. 1 for the seventh straight week, although No. 2 Baylor received one first-place vote. Villanova moved up one spot to No. 3, with Texas and Iowa jumping into the top-5. Kansas tumbled three spots to No. 6 after its loss to Texas, and Creighton, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Michigan fill spots No. 7-10, respectively.

Ohio State and Northwestern fell out of the rankings this week, making a small dent into the Big Ten’s domination of the poll. The B10 has seven teams ranked in the latest poll, including a Michigan State team that is 1-3 in conference play.

Clemson entered the rankings at No. 19, tying with Virginia Tech as the highest-ranked ACC teams. Duke came in just ahead of the Hoos at No. 20.

Next up, Virginia hosts Wake Forest on Wednesday night at 9pm. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.

Here is the full poll:

AP Poll - Week 7

Rank School Conference Previous
Rank School Conference Previous
1 Gonzaga WCC 1
2 Baylor Big 12 2
3 Villanova Big East 4
4 Texas Big 12 8
5 Iowa Big Ten 10
6 Kansas Big 12 3
7 Creighton Big East 11
8 Wisconsin Big Ten 6
9 Tennessee SEC 7
10 Michigan Big Ten 16
11 Houston AAC 5
12 Illinois Big Ten 15
13 Missouri SEC 12
14 West Virginia Big 12 9
15 Rutgers Big Ten 14
16 Minnesota Big Ten 22
17 Oregon Pac-12 21
18 Texas Tech Big 12 13
19 Virgnia Tech ACC 24
19 Clemson ACC NR
21 Duke ACC 20
22 Virginia ACC 23
23 Saint Louis A10 NR
24 Michigan State Big Ten 17
25 Florida State ACC 18
Others receiving votes: Florida 110, Louisville 103, Ohio St. 96, Northwestern 86, Oklahoma St. 68, Arizona 25, Colorado 19, BYU 18, Drake 17, NC State 16, Oklahoma 15, Arkansas 14, Seton Hall 11, UCLA 6, Xavier 5, San Diego St. 4, UConn 4, LSU 3, Boise St. 3, Indiana 2, Alabama 2, Syracuse 1.