The new college basketball rankings were released on Monday afternoon. In the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll, the Georgetown Hoyas, buoyed by a victory over Providence, and Ohio State's drop in the polls, moved up one spot to the No. 8 ranking. While in the AP poll, the Hoyas rose to No. 9.
Georgetown has a pair of Big East games this week, Tuesday night at Seton Hall with a 7 p.m. tip off and Saturday afternoon hosting Villanova at Verizon Center with a 2 p.m. tip off.
Also in the rankings, the Virginia Cavaliers dropped out of the top 25 despite their 71-44 victory over the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. Mississippi State and Gonzaga also dropped out of the top 25 after losses.
In the rest of the rankings, the top five remained constant with Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Duke and Kansas. Michigan was the big climber, rising from No. 19 to 13 after a victory over Ohio State. Wichita State, New Mexico and Temple all broke into the top 25 with strong performances over the weekend.