After double digit wins against Boston College and at Pittsburgh, the Virginia Cavaliers moved up 2 spots in both the AP and Coaches Polls, jumping Texas A&M and North Carolina. UVA was one of six schools to pick up a first-place vote in the AP Poll.
Villanova took the top spot in both polls. In the AP poll, they were followed by Maryland, Oklahoma, Iowa, Xavier, and Kansas.
Virginia got a nice boost in the computers after their blowout road win over Pittsburgh:
KenPom: #3 (8th in offense, 15th in defense)
Bracket Matrix, which aggregates NCAA bracket projections from around the internet, has UVA as the 7th best team too, with a solid consensus that the Hoos are currently a 2-seed.
Here are some more notes on the AP and Coaches Polls:
- North Carolina dropped to #9 in the AP. Four total ACC teams were ranked, as Miami moved up to #12 and Louisville to #13.
- With Villanova at #1 and West Virginia at #10, the Hoos are now 4-0 against AP Top 15 teams.
- Even after an 0-2 week, North Carolina received a first-place vote in the Coaches poll. C'mon, man!
- Tod Palmer of the KC Star had UVA first on his ballot.
AP Top 25
|1||Villanova Wildcats (32)||20-3||1,566|
|2||Maryland Terrapins (13)||21-3||1,499|
|3||Oklahoma Sooners (7)||19-3||1,472|
|4||Iowa Hawkeyes (11)||19-4||1,471|
|6||Kansas Jayhawks (1)||19-4||1,311|
|7||Virginia Cavaliers (1)||19-4||1,223|
|8||Michigan State Spartans||20-4||1,144|
|9||North Carolina Tar Heels||19-4||1,136|
|10||West Virginia Mountaineers||19-4||1,082|
|14||Iowa State Cyclones||17-6||781|
|15||Texas A&M Aggies||18-5||663|
|25||Wichita State Shockers||17-6||132|
|Others receiving votes: South Carolina 128, Indiana 91, Notre Dame 75, San Diego State 22, Duke 14, Seton Hall 14, Gonzaga 10, LSU 10, VCU 10, Valparaiso 9, Stony Brook 8, Saint Mary's 6, Saint Joseph's 5, UNC Wilmington 4, Hawaii 3, Utah 3, Chattanooga 2, Connecticut 2, George Washington 2, Michigan 1, Monmouth 1|
USA Today Coaches Poll
|8||North Carolina (1)||19-4||599|
|9||Michigan State (1)||20-4||567|
|Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 63, Gonzaga 53, Duke 40, Saint Mary's 28, Pittsburgh 25, Seton Hall 21, Valparaiso 14, Louisville 12, Monmouth 12, Utah 12, VCU 8, LSU 5, Saint Joseph's 2, Stony Brook 1, California 1, Clemson 1, Arkansas-Little Rock 1|