The Virginia men’s basketball team took a little tumble in the AP Poll after losing at Virginia Tech on Saturday evening. Virginia came in at No. 14, down six spots, in the latest poll, while VT moved up four spots to No. 16. The Cavaliers are still the highest-ranked ACC team in the polls, with Florida State coming in at No. 20 after falling on the road to Georgia Tech.
Unsurprisingly, Gonzaga, Baylor, and Villanova have held strong to the top three spots, followed by Michigan and Houston to round out the top-5. Ohio State jumped up six places to No. 7 this week, one of six ranked Big Ten teams. The Big 12 also has six teams ranked, including three in the top-10 (same as the Big Ten).
Drake, out of the Missouri Valley Conference, joined the party this week at No. 25. The Bulldogs (16-0) are one of three teams — alongside Gonzaga and Baylor — that have no losses on the season. Purdue (No. 24) and Florida (No. 22) also hopped into the rankings this week.
Minnesota, St. Louis, and Louisville fell out of the rankings, meaning Virginia’s Saturday matchup against the Cards in Charlottesville will not be a ranked-ranked game.
Here are the full rankings:
AP Poll - Week 11
|7||Ohio State||Big Ten||13|
|13||Texas Tech||Big 12||10|
|17||West Virginia||Big 12||11|