Power Rankings: Dec. 9

Updated: December 9, 2014, 9:31 AM ET

A few of the big boys had big weeks. Duke went on the road and silenced Wisconsin. Virginia went on the road -- neither time very far, but still into unfriendly environments -- to beat Maryland and Virginia Commonwealth. That should count for something, and in the Power Rankings, it did.

Some surprising losses can hurt, too. North Carolina took a dive. As did San Diego State. Michigan, too. That loss to the New Jersey Institute of Technology dropped the Wolverines right out of the mix.

So yes, there was some movement in the Power Rankings. Oh, we've only just begun. Expect more.

Voters: Eamonn Brennan (, C.L. Brown (ESPN), Sean Farnham (ESPN), John Gasaway (ESPN Insider), Jeff Goodman (ESPN Insider), Seth Greenberg (ESPN analyst), Andy Katz (, Joe Lunardi (ESPN), Myron Medcalf (, Dana O'Neil (

Overall | Voters 1-6 | Voters 7-10 |

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