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Virginia stays unanimous No. 1 in latest AP Poll after winning ACC tournament title

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Fellow NCAA tournament one-seeds Villanova, Xavier, and Kansas round out the top-four.

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament Championship-Virginia vs North Carolina Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

For the fifth straight week, the Virginia Cavaliers are the nation’s top-ranked team in the AP Poll. In case you missed it (somehow) the Hoos won the 2018 ACC tournament, pushing them to a 31-2 overall record - the most wins in Virginia basketball history - and became the first team to win 20 ACC games in a season.

Now, the Hoos are the top seed in the NCAA tournament and will face UMBC on Friday night at 9:20pm on TNT in Charlotte.

Villanova, Xavier, Kansas, and Michigan State round out the top five. In the NCAA tournament, Villanova is the No. 1 seed in the East, Kansas the No. 1 in the Midwest, and Xavier the No. 1 in the West. Michigan State was selected as the No. 3 seed in the Midwest (behind Duke as the No. 2 seed).

Virginia’s 2-seed Cincinnati checks in at No. 6 in the AP Poll, followed by Michigan, Gonzaga, Duke, and North Carolina in the top ten.

Other potential matchups for Virginia in the NCAA tournament include No. 12 Arizona (4-seed), No. 13 Tennessee (3-seed), No. 18 Kentucky (5-seed), and No. 22 Miami (6-seed).

The ACC has five teams in this week’s poll, which leads all conferences.

Check out the full rankings below:

AP Poll Week 19

Rank Team Record Conference Previous Rank
Rank Team Record Conference Previous Rank
1 Virginia 31-2 ACC 1
2 Villanova 30-4 Big East 2
3 Xavier 28-5 Big East 3
4 Kansas 27-7 Big 12 9
5 Michigan State 29-4 Big Ten 4
6 Cincinnati 30-4 AAC 8
7 Michigan 28-7 Big Ten 7
8 Gonzaga 30-4 West Coast 6
9 Duke 26-7 ACC 5
10 North Carolina 25-10 ACC 12
11 Purdue 28-6 Big Ten 10
12 Arizona 27-7 Pac-12 15
13 Tennessee 25-7 SEC 13
14 Texas Tech 24-9 Big 12 14
15 West Virginia 24-10 Big 12 18
16 Wichita State 25-7 AAC 11
17 Ohio State 24-8 Big Ten 17
18 Kentucky 24-10 SEC NR
19 Auburn 25-7 SEC 16
20 Clemson 23-9 ACC 19
21 Houston 26-7 AAC 21
22 Miami 22-9 ACC 24
23 Florida 20-12 SEC 23
24 Nevada 27-7 Mountain West 22
25 Saint Mary's 28-5 West Coast 20