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Big mover: Virginia up to #5 in AP, coaches polls

virginia basketballBack-to-back wins over ranked teams have moved Virginia into the top five of the two national polls.

The Cavs (9-1) are ranked fifth in the Associated Press poll and the USA Today coaches poll.

Michigan State (12-0), an even pair of words in these parts, is ranked #1 in both polls. A pair of Big 12 powers, Oklahoma (8-0) and Kansas (9-1) are two and three in the two polls, with Maryland (10-1) ranked fourth in both.

Preseason #1 North Carolina (9-2) is ranked seventh in both polls.

Duke (9-2), which lost to Utah over the weekend, fell to 10th in the coaches poll and 15th in the AP poll.

Two other ACC teams are in the national rankings – Miami (9-1) is 13th in the AP poll and 16th in the coaches poll, and Louisville (9-1) is 15th in the coaches poll and 16th in the AP poll.

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