The Virginia Cavaliers are in the midst of a three-game losing streak, the latest of which dropped them to No. 21 in the new AP Poll. Virginia only played once last week — a home loss to NC State — and fell six spots as a result.
There are still three ACC teams ranked with No. 11 Florida State holding steady despite losing to North Carolina. Virginia Tech is one spot behind the Hoos at No. 22.
Gonzaga stayed No. 1, but Michigan moved up one spot to No. 2 after Baylor lost its first game of the season in a road game at Kansas. The Bears are now No. 3, with Illinois coming in at No. 4, and Iowa rejoining the top-5 at No. 5 after a big win over then-No. 4 Ohio State.
Virginia wasn’t alone in getting upset by an unranked team as FSU, Villanova, Oklahoma, Creighton, Utah, Ohio State, Illinois, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Texas Tech, and Tennessee all lost as ranked teams over the last week.
A pair of SEC teams — Missouri and Tennessee — fell out of the rankings, as did USC. Oklahoma State (No. 17), Purdue (No. 23), and Colorado (No. 24) jumped into the poll in their place.
We have just one week left of the regular season before conference tournaments and March Madness get underway. Buckle up!
Check out the full rankings below:
AP Poll - Week 15
|6||West Virginia||Big 12||10|
|7||Ohio State||Big Ten||4|
|17||Oklahoma State||Big 12||NR|
|18||Texas Tech||Big 12||18|
|19||San Diego State||MWC||22|
|20||Loyola Chicago||Missouri Valley||21|