Virginia up one spot to #4 in AP, coaches polls

virginia basketballVirginia moved up a spot this week to #4 in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls.

The Cavaliers (12-1, 1-0 ACC) have won 11 straight, continuing the streak with a 77-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday.

Kansas (12-1) is #1 in the AP poll, and Oklahoma (12-0) is the top team in the coaches poll.

Maryland (13-1) is third in both polls.

Last week’s #1, Michigan State (14-1), dropped to fifth in both polls after losing to Iowa, 83-70, last week.

 

Rankings

AP Top 25
RKTEAMRECORDPTS
1Kansas (44)12-11,598
2Oklahoma (21)12-01,574
3Maryland13-11,459
4Virginia12-11,409
5Michigan State14-11,400
6North Carolina13-21,275
7Arizona13-11,126
8Providence14-11,108
9Kentucky11-21,039
10Xavier13-11,001
11Villanova12-2979
12Miami (FL)12-1921
13Iowa State11-2844
14Duke12-2830
15SMU13-0731
16Louisville12-2568
17West Virginia12-1558
18Butler11-3516
19Iowa11-3456
20Purdue13-2450
21Texas A&M11-2420
22South Carolina13-0286
23Connecticut10-3107
24Pittsburgh12-1103
25Dayton11-2100
USA Today Coaches Poll
RKTEAMRECORDPTS
1Oklahoma (20)12-0781
2Kansas (11)12-1769
3Maryland13-1732
4Virginia12-1698
5Michigan State (1)14-1676
6Arizona13-1618
7North Carolina13-2592
8Kentucky11-2526
9Providence14-1509
10Duke12-2487
11Miami (FL)12-1444
12Xavier13-1442
13Villanova12-2434
14Iowa State11-2402
15West Virginia12-1350
16Louisville12-2282
17Texas A&M11-2265
18Purdue13-2248
19Butler11-3238
20South Carolina13-0232
21Pittsburgh12-1121
22Gonzaga12-3112
23Iowa11-3110
24Connecticut10-381
25Baylor10-361
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