Virginia Basketball Debuts USA TODAY Coaches Poll at No. 25

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Basketball HYPE is catching on! Can you feel it??

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:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Kentucky (16) 21-12 767 NR
2 Michigan St. (3) 27-9 749 13
3 Louisville (10) 35-5 741 1
4 Duke (3) 30-6 710 5
5 Arizona 27-8 637 14
6 Kansas 31-6 623 8
7 Syracuse 30-10 551 3
8 Florida 29-8 550 9
9 Michigan 31-8 548 2
10 Ohio St. 29-8 533 6
11 North Carolina 25-11 494 NR
12 Oklahoma St. 24-9 462 NR
13 Memphis 31-5 334 18
14 Gonzaga 32-3 270 12
15 Va. Commonwealth 27-9 258 23
16 Wichita St. 30-9 233 4
17 Marquette 26-9 230 11
18 Oregon 28-9 175 15
19 Connecticut 20-10 167 NR
20 New Mexico 29-6 153 19
21 Wisconsin 23-12 148 22
22 Notre Dame 25-10 128 NR
23 UCLA 25-10 121 NR
24 Indiana 29-7 118 7
25 Virginia 23-12 103 NR
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.

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