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UVA moves up to #11 in AP Poll, #12 in Coaches

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Mike Tobey reacts to UVA's rise in the polls
Mike Tobey reacts to UVA's rise in the polls
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After a 2-0 week, Virginia moved up two spots in the AP Poll to #11 and one spot in the USA Today/Coaches Poll to #12. Despite losing, Oklahoma held on to the top spot in the AP Poll, followed by UNC, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas A&M. The coaches have UNC at #1, then Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, and Texas A&M.

A few notes on the AP Poll:

  • The past week was a bloodbath. Nine of the 12 teams ranked in front of UVA last week lost. Virginia jumped SMU, Michigan State, and Arizona, but Providence, who beat Villanova on the road, moved in front of UVA.
  • Six ACC teams are ranked. UNC is #2, Virginia #11, Miami #15, Louisville #16, Duke #24, and Notre Dame #25.
  • The Hoos have wins over 4 ranked teams. In addition to Miami and ND, they've beaten #6 Villanova and #9 West Virginia.
  • The top 10 teams have combined for 26 losses. They had 17 at this point last year. (H/T to Danny Neckel)
  • Virginia appeared as high as #7 (Pat Rooney and Tod Palmer and as low as #20 (Seth Davis, obviously) on AP ballots.
The computers are in rough agreement with the pollsters:
KenPom - #8
Sagarin - #12
BPI - #7
RPI - #11

Here are the full versions of both polls:

Rank Coaches Rank AP
1 North Carolina 1 Oklahoma (36)
2 Oklahoma 2 North Carolina (29)
3 Kansas 3 Iowa
4 Iowa 4 Kansas
5 Texas A&M 5 Texas A&M
6 Villanova 6 Villanova
7 Maryland 7 Xavier
8 Xavier 8 Maryland
9 West Virginia 9 West Virginia
10 Providence 10 Providence
11 Michigan State 11 Virginia
12 Virginia 12 Michigan State
13 Miami 13 SMU
14 Louisville 14 Iowa State
15 Arizona 15 Miami (FL)
16 Iowa State 16 Louisville
17 Indiana 17 Baylor
18 Baylor 18 Arizona
19 Kentucky 19 Indiana
20 Duke 20 Kentucky
21 Purdue 21 Purdue
22 South Carolina 22 Wichita St
23 Pitt 23 Oregon
24 Oregon 24 Duke
25 Wichita State 25 Notre Dame