UVA #2 in Grantland Power Rankings


This is the big one, and it’s why the most powerful power rankings in college basketball continue to favor the Wildcats. Virginia is a system team. This doesn’t mean the Hoos don’t have talent. Anderson will play in the NBA for a long time. Somehow, Brogdon remains underrated. Mike Tobey has improved dramatically from last season, Anthony Gill has improved even more than Tobey, and Darion Atkins has improved more than both of them combined. London Perrantes is good enough to be the best point guard in the ACC in a year or two. Marial Shayok and Isaiah Wilkins are inconsistent but clearly possess a lot of ability. Evan Nolte is also a Virginia player. The Hoos have plenty of talent, but Virginia’s physical ability isn’t what makes it so good.

Grantland Power Rankings by Mark Titus