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Virginia moves to number 7 in newest AP Poll, 6th in Coaches Poll

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The Hoos continue to slowly creep up in the polls.

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The Virginia Cavaliers are the #7 team in the nation, per today's Associated Press Poll.  The team was 8th in last week's edition, but jumped North Carolina after its loss to Butler.

Besides UNC's drop, the teams in front of UVA remain unchanged.  There's bound to be a shakeup soon, as #2 Wisconsin and #4 Duke square off this week, as do #1 Kentucky and #6 Texas.

Five ACC squads are ranked in this week's poll: #4 Duke, #5 Louisville, #7 Virginia, #12 North Carolina, and #15 Miami. Syracuse, NC State, and Notre Dame received votes as well.

Virginia has a big week upcoming; the Hoos head to #21 Maryland on Wednesday, then continue their tough road swing at VCU, who fell just outside the top 25, Saturday.

UVA also moved up another spot in the USA Today/Coaches poll, landing at #6 in the nation.  The computers continue to give Virginia respect as well, as the team is 5th in KenPom and 8th in Sagarin.

Here is the full AP Top 25:

1. Kentucky (62)
2. Wisconsin (3)
3. Arizona
4. Duke
5. Louisville
6. Texas
7. Virginia
8. Wichita St.
9. Gonzaga
10. Villanova
11. Kansas
12. North Carolina
13. San Diego St.
14. Ohio St.
15. Miami
16. West Virginia
17. Michigan
18. Arkansas
19. Michigan St.
20. Iowa St.
21. Maryland
22. Oklahoma
23. Butler
24. Illinois
25. Utah

Others receiving votes: N. Iowa 83, UConn 76, Oklahoma St. 69, Providence 56, VCU 52, Syracuse 49, Florida 40, Georgetown 30, Creighton 29, Washington 17, NC State 12, Wyoming 10, California 8, Seton Hall 5, St. John's 5, Nebraska 4, Baylor 3, UCLA 3, Mississippi 2, Old Dominion 2, TCU 2, Notre Dame 1, Saint Mary's (Cal) 1.