After a tough week that featured back-to-back losses for the Cavaliers, Virginia slipped from No. 7 to No. 15 in the newest AP Poll. It was the first time that the Hoos had lost two straight since a three-game skid in January of 2020. Both losses came on the road, with now-No. 11 FSU beating Virginia by 21 in Tallahassee, and Duke sneaking out of Cameron Indoor with a one-point victory.
Virginia has gone 1-3 in games against ranked opponents this season, with the lone victory coming against Clemson. The Tigers have long since fallen out of the rankings but were the ninth team receiving votes this week.
The Hoos have just three games left this season with NC State and Miami coming to Charlottesville and Virginia heading to Louisville.
Florida State leads all ACC teams at No. 11, and Virginia Tech comes in at No. 16. The Hokies haven’t played since beating Miami in overtime on February 6. Both Virginia Tech and their opponents have dealt with COVID pauses in that span.
The top five teams remained unchanged this week with Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan, Ohio State, and Illinois staying put from No. 1 to No. 5, respectively. All 25 teams stayed the same this week, meaning the Big 12 still leads with six ranked teams with the Big Ten (five teams) close on their heels.
Here is the full poll:
AP Poll - Week 14
|4||Ohio State||Big Ten||4|
|10||West Virginia||Big 12||13|
|18||Texas Tech||Big 12||15|
|21||Loyola Chicago||Missouri Valley||22|
|22||San Diego State||MWC||25|