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:
|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|