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Virginia closes the season at No. 2 in the final AP Poll

Hoos one of two teams to not fall out of the top-6 this season.

NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Virginia vs North Carolina State Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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

Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
Rank Team Conference Record Previous Week
1 Duke ACC 29-5 5
2 Virginia ACC 29-3 2
3 North Carolina ACC 27-6 3
4 Gonzaga West Coast 30-3 1
5 Michigan State Big Ten 28-6 6
6 Tennessee SEC 29-5 8
7 Kentucky SEC 27-6 4
8 Michigan Big Ten 28-6 10
9 Texas Tech Big 12 26-6 7
10 Florida State ACC 27-7 12
11 Houston AAC 31-3 11
12 LSU SEC 26-6 9
13 Purdue Big Ten 23-9 13
14 Auburn SEC 26-9 22
15 Buffalo Mid-American 31-3 18
16 Virginia Tech ACC 24-8 16
17 Kansas Big 12 25-9 17
18 Kansas State Big 12 25-8 15
19 Wofford Southern 29-4 20
20 Nevada Mountain West 29-4 14
21 Wisconsin Big Ten 23-10 19
22 Cincinnati AAC 28-6 24
23 Villanova Big East 25-9 25
24 Iowa State Big 12 23-11 NR
25 Utah State Mountain West 28-6 NR
Others receiving votes: Marquette 63, Maryland 55, Mississippi St. 35, Murray St. 12, New Mexico St. 11, UCF 9, Louisville 8, VCU 4, Seton Hall 3, Old Dominion 2, Liberty 1.