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Virginia drops to sixth in men’s Top 25: Virginia women, still, get no respect

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Virginia lost to Houston on Saturday, and dropped four spots, from second to sixth, in both the Associated Press and coaches’ polls.

Purdue (11-0) remains at the top spot in both polls, with UConn (12-0) second.

Houston (11-1) jumped two spots to third this week.

Kansas (10-1), at four, and Arizona (10-1), at five, both rose four spots.

Among others of interest:

  • Duke (10-2) dropped two spots, to 14.
  • Virginia Tech (11-1) is 20 in the coaches’ poll and 21 in the AP poll.
  • And Miami (11-1), Virginia’s next opponent, on Tuesday night, is 22 in both polls.

On the women’s side, Virginia is 12-0, but still on the outside looking in as far as the polls are concerned.

This despite sitting at 23 in the updated NET ranking this week.

Virginia faces Duke (10-1, NET: 10), which is also, oddly, unranked, on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech (10-1), which lost at home to Notre Dame (9-1) on Sunday, dropped from fifth to eighth in the AP Top 25.

The ACC has four teams in the Top 10: Notre Dame at five, North Carolina (9-1) at six, NC State (11-1) at seven and then Virginia Tech at eight.


Chris Graham

Chris Graham

In addition to being the editor of Augusta Free Press, I've written seven books, including Poverty of Imagination and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, both published in 2019, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For my commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to my YouTube page, Want to reach me? Try [email protected].

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