College basketball rankings: Virginia, Florida State fall in Top 25 (and 1)
Gonzaga wins and remains No. 1. Baylor stays No. 4 despite falling to No. 3 Kansas
Virginia started the season by winning 16 of its first 19 games -- including true road games at Louisville, Notre Dame and California. So it looked like Tony Bennett was on his way to a fourth straight top-two finish in the ACC.
It doesn’t look that way anymore, though.
The Cavaliers have lost three straight games and five of their past seven -- and the past two losses have been double-digit defeats. They were thrashed Saturday at North Carolina. The final score was 65-41. So now Virginia is 18-8 overall, 8-6 in the ACC, sixth in the league standings and 19th in the Top 25 (and one).
The complete Top 25 (and one) is below.
||The Zags own four top-25 RPI wins and seven top-50 RPI wins. They've won 25 of their 28 games by double-digits - including each of the past 20.||--||35-1|
||The Wildcats have clinched at least a share of their fourth straight Big East title. Their resume features nine top-50 RPI victories.||--||32-4|
||The Jayhawks now have a three-game lead in the Big 12 standings with just four regular-season games remaining. They're about to win their 13th straight league title.||--||31-4|
||The Bears are 8-3 vs. top-50 RPI teams. Two of those three losses came to Kansas.||--||27-7|
||The Ducks have won three straight games since losing at UCLA. They're 6-2 against top-50 RPI teams.||--||32-5|
||The Wildcats have won 19 of their past 20 games. The lone loss in that stretch is a loss at Oregon.||--||32-5|
||The Cardinals have nine top-60 RPI wins and zero losses to currently unranked teams. Their best wins are victories over Duke, Kentucky and Purdue.||--||25-9|
||The Blue Devils have won seven straight games since losing to NC State. They're 18-2 with Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski on the sideline.||--||28-9|
||The Bruins avenged an earlier loss to USC by beating the Trojans 102-70 late Saturday. They'll take a five-game winning streak into Thursday's game with Arizona State.||--||31-4|
||The Tar Heels are 11-2 in the ACC and alone atop the league standings. They're 9-3 vs. top-50 RPI teams with two sub-50 losses.||--||29-7|
||The Mountaineers needed double-overtime to beat Texas Tech on Saturday. They're 5-2 against top-50 RPI teams.||--||28-9|
||The Wildcats have won four straight games since losing at Florida. They're 6-5 vs. top-50 RPI teams.||--||31-5|
||Caleb Swanigan finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds in Saturday's win over Michigan State. The sophomore has 23 double-doubles in 27 games.||1||27-8|
||The Gators will take an eight-game winning streak into Tuesday's game with South Carolina. They're 12-2 in the SEC and tied with Kentucky atop the league standings.||1||26-8|
||The Irish will take a four-game winning streak into their rematch with Georgia Tech. They're shooting 81.6 percent from the free throw line, which ranks first nationally.||1||26-10|
||The Badgers have dropped two straight games and fallen into a three-way tie for first in the Big Ten standings. Bronson Koenig did not play in Thursday's loss at Michigan.||2||27-9|
||The Bearcats have won 24 straight home games. They've only lost once in the past 10 weeks.||2||30-6|
||The Seminoles' resume now includes four sub-50 losses. They'll take a two-game losing streak into Monday's game with Boston College.||1||26-9|
||The Cavaliers have lost three straight games and five of their past seven. But they still have the nation's most efficient defense, according to KenPom.||6||23-11|
||The Bulldogs' weird resume now features six top-50 RPI wins and four sub-50 losses. They've beaten Villanova and Arizona but lost to Indiana State and St. John's.||--||25-8|
||The Gaels have only lost twice in the past two months. Both of those losses were to top-ranked Gonzaga.||--||29-5|
||The Trojans only have two sub-20 RPI losses on their resume. They own victories over UCLA and SMU.||--||26-10|
||The Mustangs have only lost once since Nov. 30. That lone loss is a 66-64 loss at Cincinnati.||--||30-5|
||The Terrapins' win at Northwestern doubled as their second top-50 RPI road win. They're 3-1 vs. top-50 RPI teams with three sub-25 losses.||--||24-9|
||The Bluejays lost at Seton Hall on Wednesday. They've dropped two of their past three games and are just 3-4 without Maurice Watson.||1||25-10|
||The Cyclones will take a three-game winning streak into Monday's game at Texas Tech. They're tied for second in the Big 12 standings.||1||24-11|
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