Georgetown, which jumped six places in this week's Associated Press poll to 13th, will try to extend its six-game winning streak tonight when the Hoyas visit Boston College at 8 o'clock in Roberts Center.

Virginia, which has the best winning percentage in the nation, retained the No. 1 spot in both AP and United Press International polls.

West Virginia, with 20 straight victories, cracked the top 10 in both polls for the first time since 1961. The Mountaineers play host to George Washington in an Eastern Eight contest on Saturday.

National champion Indiana, which has seven defeats, is back in the ranking (AP No. 20) for the first time in six weeks.

"We're in the throes of development," Indiana Coach Bobby Knight said recently. "We haven't been consistent game after game after game. But, by and large, we have been playing more good basketball than bad."

When Georgetown (20-5, 8-3 in the Big East) visits Boston College tonight, much of the focus will be on Hoya center Patrick Ewing, who played his high school basketball at Rindge and Latin High School in nearby Cambridge, Mass.

Ewing didn't play very well against the Eagles in Georgetown's victory over Boston College at Capital Centre last month, but is capable of dismantling BC's smallish front court.

Georgetown must be most concerned with stopping all-Big East guard John Bagley, who is averaging 20 points per game.

Among other games involving local teams, Maryland visits Atlantic Coast Conference opponent Clemson.