With football season um, not going quite as well as Virginia fans would like, basketball season could not come any faster. Earlier in the week, the Cavaliers came out at No. 18 in CBSSports.com's Top 25 (and One) poll. The USA Today Coaches Poll was just released, and the Cavaliers just barely edged out Baylor to crack the Top 25.
Other ACC teams include Duke (4), Syracuse (7), UNC (11) and Notre Dame (22). Pitt also received votes.
Virginia faces two non-conference opponents who also check into the Top 25, including VCU (No. 15; November 12) and Wisconsin (No. 21, December 4). Tennessee (December 30) also received votes.
Here's the full USA Today Coaches Poll:
|2||Michigan St. (3)||27-9||749||13|
|Schools Dropped Out|
|Others Receiving Votes|
|Baylor 102; Colorado 93; Creighton 87; Iowa 86; Tennessee 73; Georgetown 38; Harvard 28; Pittsburgh 23; California 16; Boise State 11; Saint Louis 8; La Salle 7; Temple 4; Missouri 4; Villanova 4; Kansas State 3; LSU 2; Iowa State 2; Arizona State 2; Illinois 2; Georgia 1; UNLV 1.|