There was no change in the top 10 of this week’s AP Poll as they all took care of business on the court. Duke retained the No. 1 spot—getting 36 first place votes—after beating up on Wake Forest and escaping No. 13 Florida State with a game-winning shot from Cam Reddish. Michigan stayed at the No. 2 position, followed by No. 3 Tennessee and No. 4 Virginia. The Wolverines (17-0) and Cavaliers (15-0) are the last two unbeaten teams in the country after Houston fell to Temple for their first loss of the season.
Gonzaga, which outlasted a tough San Francisco team, stayed put at No. 5, followed by Michigan State, Kansas, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech, and Nevada to round out the top 10. Florida State’s close call with the Blue Devils actually moved them up two spots to No. 11 this week.
We are guaranteed three ranked-ranked matchups this week as No. 4 Virginia has a brutal slate that includes hosting No. 9 Virginia Tech on Tuesday night and traveling to No. 1 Duke on Saturday afternoon. No. 12 Kentucky squares off with No. 14 Auburn, also on Saturday.
Ole Miss joined the rankings at No. 18 after knocking off ranked Auburn and Mississippi State this week. Two Big Ten squads joined the fray as Maryland (No. 19) and Iowa (No. 23) earned a spot, and reigning national champ Villanova jumped back into the AP Poll at No. .22.
Ohio State, Iowa State, St. John’s, and TCU all dropped out of the rankings this week.
The ACC led the way once again with six teams in the rankings, followed by the Big Ten and SEC with five.
Check out the full poll below:
AP Poll – Week 11
|6||Michigan State||Big Ten||15-2||6|
|8||Texas Tech||Big 12||15-1||8|