After losing to Texas Tech and Kansas, Baylor dropped to No. 9 after being ranked No. 4 last week in the latest AP Top 25 poll released Monday.
Duke jumped two spots and is back in the top 10 at No. 10.
Kentucky moved up two positions to No. 11. At the top of the poll, Mark Few’s Gonzaga Bulldogs remained at No. 1 with yet another perfect week. The Zags are now 28-0, dominating the competition with double-digit wins in each of the past 20 games, and close out the regular season schedule this week a trip to San Diego and a home game against BYU. So not only has Gonzaga been No. 1 since Week 13 on Jan. 30, but it appears primed to stay there until the madness of March begins.
Virginia continued its slide down the rankings. The Cavaliers opened ACC play 7-2 and near the top of the league standings, building its case for an outside shot at a No. 1 seed in one of the toughest leagues in America.
Then February happened.
After taking four losses over the past five games in league play capped by a 24-point beatdown by the Tar Heels on Saturday, Tony Bennett’s team has fallen three games back from first place in the ACC. The once surging Cavaliers, who made a brief stay in the top 10, have taken a slide in the polls.
Virginia fell from No. 14 to No. 18.