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AP College Basketball Top 25 Released: Hoos ranked No. 8 preseason

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Behind Duke and North Carolina, Virginia expected to have another big year.

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The AP College Basketball Top 25 was released on Monday, and the Virginia Cavaliers check in at No. 8, behind ACC opponents Duke (1) and North Carolina (6). Though Virginia received no first place votes, the Hoos continue their consensus top-ten ranking, despite losing Malcolm Brogdon, Anthony Gill, Mike Tobey and Evan Nolte.

Late last week, the USA Today Coaches Poll was released, in which Virginia was ranked No. 7 preseason.

The Hoos face three teams in the top ten, including Duke, Villanova, and North Carolina. Virginia will also face No. 13 Louisville, No. 19 Syracuse (boo hiss), and No. 20 West Virginia. Florida State, Cal, Miami, NC State, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, and Notre Dame, all on Virginia’s schedule this year, also received votes.

Here is the full poll:

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Duke (58) 0-0 1,612
2 Kentucky (2) 0-0 1,479
3 Kansas 0-0 1,476
4 Villanova (4) 0-0 1,465
5 Oregon (1) 0-0 1,343
6 North Carolina 0-0 1,314
7 Xavier 0-0 1,167
8 Virginia 0-0 1,149
9 Wisconsin 0-0 1,135
10 Arizona 0-0 1,004
11 Indiana 0-0 917
12 Michigan State 0-0 903
13 Louisville 0-0 755
14 Gonzaga 0-0 699
15 Purdue 0-0 672
16 UCLA 0-0 540
17 Saint Mary's 0-0 512
18 Connecticut 0-0 504
19 Syracuse 0-0 464
20 West Virginia 0-0 360
21 Texas 0-0 250
22 Creighton 0-0 231
23 Rhode Island 0-0 199
24 Iowa State 0-0 168
25 Maryland 0-0 144
Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 110, Dayton 98, Florida State 88, California 74, San Diego State 48, Miami 35, NC State 29, Butler 21, Wichita St 21, Ohio State 18, Virginia Tech 18, Florida 18, Texas A&M 14, Mississippi State 14, Oklahoma 11, Colorado 10, Michigan 8, Monmouth 7, Notre Dame 6, Washington 5, Seton Hall 5, Princeton 2, Ohio 1, Vanderbilt 1, Harvard 1