The final AP poll of the season was released Monday, and the Virginia Cavaliers stayed at No. 2 for the fourth week in a row. Voters didn’t drop the Hoos after their 10-point loss in the ACC tournament semifinals, keeping them steady and one of two teams (alongside Duke) that never fell out of the top-6 this season.
Duke re-took the top spot after winning the ACC tournament thanks to Zion Williamson’s return, and North Carolina gave the ACC a hold on the top three spots coming in at No. 3. Gonzaga fell from No. 1 to No. 4, and Big Ten champ Michigan State jumped to No. 5.
Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Texas Tech, and Florida State round out the top-10. The ACC had five teams in the final poll, followed by the Big 12, Big Ten, and SEC with four each.
Obviously, now the focus is all on Gardner-Webb and the first round of the NCAA tournament, but the No. 2 ranking is a nice way to close out another strong regular season for the Cavaliers.
Check out the full poll below:
AP Poll - Final
|5||Michigan State||Big Ten||28-6||6|
|9||Texas Tech||Big 12||26-6||7|
|18||Kansas State||Big 12||25-8||15|
|24||Iowa State||Big 12||23-11||NR|
|25||Utah State||Mountain West||28-6||NR|