With the week off for final exams, Virginia remained at #6 in the AP Poll released today.
During the relatively slow week in college basketball, the top ten teams remained the same, except for #8 Gonzaga and #9 Texas, which switched places since last week after Gonzaga's road win at UCLA. Kentucky is the unanimous #1 team in the nation.
ACC brethren Duke and Louisville remained ahead of UVA at numbers 2 and 3, respectively. Miami moved up to #18 and Notre Dame to #21, while UNC slipped to 24th after losing at Kentucky.
Maryland, who the Hoos downed during the ACC-B1G challenge, jumped 2 spots again, to #17, and VCU is in the "also receiving votes" section.
The Hoos are finally back in action against Cleveland State (4-5) Thursday night. They finish their non-conference schedule against Harvard and Davidson (who picked up a vote in the poll).
Virginia continues to be well-regarded by computer rankings. UVA is #3 in KenPom, #3 in Sagarin. and #3 in Massey as well. (The team is #7 in RPI, but RPI is dumb. Green Bay is currently atop those rankings because of their #1 strength of schedule).
Here are the full top 25 rankings:
AP Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (65)||11-0||1,625||1|
|2||Duke Blue Devils||8-0||1,545||2|
|11||Wichita State Shockers||7-1||959||11|
|12||Ohio State Buckeyes||8-1||838||12|
|13||Iowa State Cyclones||8-1||772||14|
|19||San Diego State Aztecs||7-2||424||18|
|20||St. John's Red Storm||8-2||353||24|
|21||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||10-1||351||25|
|22||West Virginia Mountaineers||9-1||333||22|
|24||North Carolina Tar Heels||7-3||122||21|
|25||Michigan State Spartans||7-3||116||NR|
|Others receiving votes: Baylor 97, TCU 80, Colorado State 75, UNI 65, Georgetown 41, California 37, Arkansas 19, Seton Hall 14, VCU 6, Old Dominion 4, LSU 4, Oklahoma State 4, Penn State 3, Davidson 1.|