news virginia drops to sixth in mens top 25 virginia women still get no respect
Sports

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

uva basketball
Photo: UVA Athletics

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.

Video

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, youtube.com/chrisgrahamAFP. Want to reach me? Try [email protected].

Latest News

virginia tech men's basketball
Sports

Virginia Tech’s postseason hopes fading after 82-76 home loss to Boston College

police crime scene
Virginia

Richmond Police identify victims in Jan. 27 shootout that claimed two lives

Richmond Police have identified the two males who died in a shootout on St. Paul Street on Jan. 27.

George Mason
Sports

Shorthanded George Mason struggles on offense, gets waxed at Duquesne, 75-52

George Mason shot 37.3 percent and committed 21 turnovers in a 75-52 loss at Duquesne on Wednesday.

Sports

Virginia goes back to Shedrick: Is McKneely next to get a push from Bennett?

football TV
Sports

What is the most expensive commercial in Super Bowl history? Ask Alexa

Perspectives

DeSantis doesn’t like Trump saying he groomed hot teens with alcohol

business open cafe restaurant apron sign
Local

Business training program looks to fill vacant spaces in village of Lovingston