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Virginia drops six spots to No. 14 in latest AP Poll

Not too unexpected.

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Clemson Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

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

Rank School Conference Previous
Rank School Conference Previous
1 Gonzaga WCC 1
2 Baylor Big 12 2
3 Villanova Big East 3
4 Michigan Big Ten 4
5 Houston AAC 6
6 Texas Big 12 5
7 Ohio State Big Ten 13
8 Iowa Big Ten 7
9 Oklahoma Big 12 24
10 Alabama SEC 9
11 Tennessee SEC 18
12 Illinois Big Ten 19
13 Texas Tech Big 12 10
14 Virginia ACC 8
15 Creighton Big East 17
16 Virginia Tech ACC 20
17 West Virginia Big 12 11
18 Missouri SEC 12
19 Wisconsin Big Ten 14
20 Florida State ACC 16
21 UCLA Pac-12 23
22 Florida SEC NR
23 Kansas Big 12 15
24 Purdue Big Ten NR
25 Drake Missouri Valley NR
Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State 111, USC 57, Loyola Chicago 52, Minnesota 42, Xavier 25, Boise State 23, St. Bonaventure 19, Saint Louis 11, Belmont 11, Toledo 9, Oregon 8, Colorado 8, San Diego State 6, Connecticut 5, Louisville 4, North Carolina 3, Georgia Tech 2, Rutgers 1