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NCAA Team Sheet: Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Midwest Regional Practice Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

After earning the No. 1 overall seed in last week’s unveiling of the Top 16 seeds by the NCAA Selection committee, and their first #1 ranking in the AP poll since the ‘80s, the Cavaliers went on the road and earned yet another impressive victory over Miami.

While the loss last weekend to Virginia Tech gave UVa their first Quad 2 loss on the season, the road win over Miami easily fell into Quad 1 running UVa’s record to 8-1 in Quad 1 games.

If the season ended today, this is how the Selection Committee would view the Cavaliers, who also boast the No. 1 RPI:

Also included in this week’s team sheets are the remaining four games on the UVa schedule and where those games would fall if they were played today.

Right now, UVa has the best Quad 1 winnings percentage of teams in the RPI Top 20, but is tied for the second most Quad 1 wins with Xavier and Villanova. Kansas leads the way with 9 Quad 1 victories.

Since last week’s team sheet analysis, the numbers have largely stayed the same. Last week UVa had a 7-1 Quad 1 record and a 5-0 Quad 2 record. This week, after the win and loss, they have an 8-1 Quad 1 record and a 5-1 Quad 2 record.

Of note is UNC Greensboro creeping up the RPI. Now at 77, a few more wins and that early season victory could become a Quad 2 W for UVa. On the other hand, VCU is threatening to tank UVa’s RPI and Georgia Tech could become UVa’s only ACC Quad 4 opponent.