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Virginia’s loss to NC State drops Hoos to No. 21 in latest AP Poll

One more week of the regular season before we hit postseason play!

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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

Rank School Conference Previous
Rank School Conference Previous
1 Gonzaga WCC 1
2 Michigan Big Ten 3
3 Baylor Big 12 2
4 Illinois Big Ten 5
5 Iowa Big Ten 9
6 West Virginia Big 12 10
7 Ohio State Big Ten 4
8 Alabama SEC 6
9 Houston AAC 12
10 Villanova Big East 8
11 Florida State ACC 11
12 Arkansas SEC 20
13 Kansas Big 12 17
14 Creighton Big East 13
15 Texas Big 12 14
16 Oklahoma Big 12 7
17 Oklahoma State Big 12 NR
18 Texas Tech Big 12 18
19 San Diego State MWC 22
20 Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 21
21 Virginia ACC 15
22 Virginia Tech ACC 16
23 Purdue Big Ten NR
24 Colorado Pac-12 NR
25 Wisconsin Big Ten 23
Others receiving votes: BYU 101, USC 88, Clemson 47, Florida 24, Tennessee 19, St. Bonaventure 16, Oregon 15, Missouri 13, Wichita State 11, Maryland 9, Toledo 8, Connecticut 5, Belmont 5, Winthrop 4, North Carolina 4, UCLA 2, Louisville 2, UC Santa Barbara 1, Drake 1