After Virginia basketball's big win over Villanova, UVA jumped up to #5 in the nation in this week's Associated Press Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll. That's the highest ranking that the Hoos have earned all year, as the team started at #6 before dropping to #12 after its loss to GW.
Undefeated Michigan State retained the top spot in both polls, followed by Kansas, Oklahoma, and Maryland in the AP version. The Hoos jumped Iowa State, Kentucky, and Duke, who all dropped games last week.
Villanova fell to #17 after their loss at JPJ, while George Washington and West Virginia each rose one spot to #20 and #19, respectively. Five ACC teams are ranked. After UVA, UNC sits at #7, Miami is #13, Duke #15, and Louisville #16. North Carolina and #12 Kentucky are the only two-loss teams in the top 15.
Here's where various computer polls rank the Hoos:
Here's a look at the complete Top 25 for both polls:
|Ranking||AP Poll||Coaches Poll|
|1||Michigan State (64)||Michigan State (29)|
|2||Kansas (1)||Oklahoma (2)|
|7||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|19||West Virginia||Texas A&M|
|20||George Washington||George Washington|