Virginia and UConn on top of AP Polls
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Virginia has climbed to No. 1 in the AP men's basketball poll for the first time in more than 35 years. The Cavaliers earned 30 of 65 first-place votes in the latest poll to outdistance No. 2 Michigan State. Virginia had suffered an overtime home loss Saturday to Virginia Tech, part of an upset-filled week that saw the top three teams lose. The Spartans climbed two slots after their win against Purdue, while last week's No. 1 Villanova fell to third after a home loss to St. John's.
NEW YORK (AP) — The top five spots are unchanged in the AP's women's college basketball poll -- but there's a new name near the bottom of that list. Belmont is in the AP Top 25 for the first time in school history. The Bruins, at 24-and-3, entered the poll at No. 24. First-year coach Bart Brooks has the team riding a 15-game winning streak with the only losses coming this season to Oklahoma, Stanford and Wright State. UConn still leads the way as the unanimous choice. The Huskies host No. 4 Louisville on Monday night. Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame round out the first five teams in the poll.