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Virginia Cavaliers become unanimous No. 1 in this week’s AP Poll

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Hoos finish the regular season 28-2 overall and a record-setting 17-1 in the ACC.

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For the fourth straight week, the Virginia Cavaliers are the top college basketball team in the country, taking the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll. This week, the Hoos earned all 65 votes, becoming just the second team this season to unanimously be named to No. 1, joining Duke in weeks four and five.

The Hoos picked up two wins this week to improved to 28-2 overall and became the first ACC team to win 17 conference games in a season, finishing at 17-1 overall. Virginia overcame a four point deficit with 0.9 seconds left at Louisville to go a perfect 9-0 on the road in conference play.

(Get your tee shirt here to commemorate the win)

Virginia then held court against a newly healthy Bonzie Colson and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Senior Day, sending Devon Hall, Isaiah Wilkins, and Nigel Johnson out of JPJ with a win, 62-57.

Five ACC teams were in the rankings this week with Duke (No. 5), North Carolina (No. 12), Clemson (No. 19), and Miami (No. 24) all joining the Hoos.

Virginia hits the road this week for the ACC tournament in Brooklyn. The Hoos are the top seed and will play at noon on Thursday.

Check out the full rankings here:

AP Poll Week 18

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