The Virginia Cavaliers are ranked #3 in the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll for the second consecutive week. The Hoos, who had a 2-0 week (though not without some excitement against Davidson and Miami), are behind unanimous #1 Kentucky and also-undefeated Duke.
Looking at the AP Poll: Wisconsin is #4, followed by Louisville, the third ACC team in the top-five. Notre Dame, who Virginia will visit on Saturday, moved up to #13 and UNC to #18. No other ACC team received a vote.
One-loss (to UVA) Maryland is up to 11th, and VCU returned to the AP Top 25 at #20. GW and Davidson both received votes in the poll as well.
It's tough to disagree with any of the poll's top ten, as the wisdom of the crowd results in a ranking that makes sense. That's not to say there aren't some...questionable dissenters in the 64-voter poll. Dave Borges, Marcus Jackson, and Seth Davis rank the Hoos at #6. On the bright side, there is one voter, Ron Morris, who has the Hoos second. (Every other AP pollster has a Kentucky-Duke 1-2).
The Full AP Top 25 is below (and you can find the Coaches Poll here):
AP Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (64)||1600||1|
|2||Duke Blue Devils||1535||2|
|13||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||775||14|
|14||West Virginia Mountaineers||712||17|
|15||Wichita State Shockers||686||16|
|17||Iowa State Cyclones||663||9|
|18||North Carolina Tar Heels||591||19|
|19||Seton Hall Pirates||448||-|
|20||Virginia Commonwealth Rams||311||27|
|22||Ohio State Buckeyes||184||20|
|24||St. John's Red Storm||92||15|
|25||Old Dominion Monarchs||80||30|
|Others Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa (12-2) 72; Iowa (10-4) 63; Butler (11-4) 53; LSU (11-2) 50; George Washington (11-3) 39; TCU (13-1) 33; Temple (11-4) 33; Colorado State (14-1) 31; Stanford (10-3) 29; South Carolina (9-3) 16; Washington (11-3) 13; Wyoming (13-2) 11; Indiana (11-3) 9; Oklahoma State (11-2) 9; Georgetown (9-4) 7; Cincinnati (10-3) 6; Dayton (11-2) 5; Brigham Young (13-4) 3; Xavier (10-4) 2; Hofstra (10-4) 1; Davidson (10-2) 1|