UVA hits top 5 in guys’s survey after challenging week

Virginia had the difficult task of playing 2 ranked teams while grieving a tragedy that shook the Cavaliers and the rest of their campus.Playing a week after

3 football players were shot to death on a bus, Virginia won the Continental Tire Centerpiece in Las Vegas over No. 16 Illinois after taking down No. 7 Baylor. The wins rose the Cavaliers from No. 16 to 5th in The Associated Press Top 25 released Monday.” It feels terrific in the moment, however more so now, we know what really matters,”Virginia coach Tony Bennett stated.”When you have a temporary event like this, it allows you to enjoy it and it seems to matter, however in the huge photo, it does not.”Group Tape 1. North Carolina (47 )4-0 2. Houston( 9)4-0 3. Kansas(1 )4-0 4. Texas

(5)3-0 5. Virginia(1)
4-0 6. Gonzaga 3-1 7. Baylor 4-1 8. Duke 3-1 9. Arkansas
3-0 10. Creighton 4-0
11. Indiana 4-0 12.
Michigan State 3-1 13.
Auburn 4-0 14. Arizona 3-0
15. Kentucky 3-2 16. Illinois
4-1 17. San Diego State
3-0 18. Alabama 4-0 19.
UCLA 3-2 20. UConn 5-0 21.
Texas Tech 3-0 22. Tennessee 2-1 23. Maryland 5-0 24 . Purdue 3-0 25. Iowa 3-0 A slate of marquee games in the 2nd complete week of the
college basketball season caused tumult in the AP Top 25.
North Carolina stayed atop the poll, getting 47 first-place votes from a 63-person media panel. Houston moved up a
area to No. 2 and had 9 first-place votes. No. 3 Kansas had one

first-place vote, No. 4 Texas
received 5 and
Virginia one.The Cavaliers(4-0)
had the week’s biggest jump, reaching its highest ranking given that reaching No. 4 in 2020-21. Virginia opted to cancel its game versus Northern Iowa last week after Lavel Davis Jr.

, Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry were fatally shot after a field trip to Washington.The Cavaliers wore sweatshirts honoring the victims during warm-ups before playing Baylor and retreated in the second half for an 86-79 win. The Cavaliers used another second-half go to beat Illinois 70-61, declaring a therapeutic title to take back with them to Charlottesville.”Simply for the community, I felt like they

needed that,”Virginia guard and tournament MVP Reece Beekman said.SPARTY RISING Michigan State was unranked in the AP preseason poll in consecutive seasons for the very first time since 1996-97 after losing

its top 3 scorers from a year ago.With a harsh early schedule, the Spartans figured to need a long time to acquire their footing. Tom Izzo has them moving at an accelerated pace. Michigan State lost by one to Gonzaga on an aircraft carrier, knocked off Kentucky in double overtime and survived a late comeback quote to

beat Villanova.The strong proving in a hard stretch moved Michigan State into this week’s poll at No. 12.”It’s whatever that we thought it

would be,”Michigan State guard A.J. Hoggard stated.” This is what we registered for, this is what we desired.”HOT HOUSTON Houston opened the season at No. 3, its highest preseason ranking because 1983.

The Cougars hit another high mark because the Phi Slama Jama age, going up a spot to No. 2 this week.Houston opened the season with 4 straight blowouts and made a declaration in its very first huge test of the season, winning 66-56 at Oregon on Sunday night.The Cougars are holding groups to 46 points per game and have 4 players scoring

in double figures, led by preseason All-American Marcus Sasser’s 16.8 points per

game.RISING/ FALLING Virginia had the week’s greatest jump within the poll, followed by No. 4 Texas’seven-spot climb after manhandling Gonzaga.No. 15 Kentucky and No. 19 UCLA had the biggest drops, losing

11 locations. The Wildcats lost to Michigan State and followed a win over South Carolina State with a 16-point loss to Gonzaga. The Bruins lost to Illinois and Baylor in Las Vegas.IN AND OUT No. 23 Maryland is

ranked for the very first time this season after picking up three wins last week, including 88-70 over Miami to win the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off.

Purdue makes its AP Top 25 launching this season at No. 24 following a 75-70 win over Marquette.No. 25 Iowa likewise is ranked for the very first time in 2022-23 on the heels of its 16-point win over Seton Hall


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