Heading into the final weekend of the season and boy are the Virginia Cavaliers looking good on paper.
When the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee starts their deliberations next week, the Hoos will almost certainly be one of the top two or three teams in the tournament, and for good reason.
The Selection Committee will use the NET Rankings and fill out the Team Sheet. Currently, this is what UVa’s would look like:
As you can see, UVa is exceptional with a 15-2 Quad 1 and 2 record with the only two losses coming at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils, the No. 3 team in the NET. Virginia right now is the No. 2 team behind only the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
UVa’s 10-2 record is tied with the Michigan State Spartans, LSU Tigers, and Kansas Jayhawks for the second most Quad 1 wins in the country, behind the Kentucky Wildcats, who currently have an 11-4 Quad 1 record.
The only real knock against Virginia’s resume is their Quad 4 record. Though they are 7-0, only Gonzaga (11-0), the Houston Cougars (10-0), Virginia Tech Hokies (8-0), Wofford Terriers (13-0), and Nevada Wolf Pack (9-0) have more Quad 4 games on their resume. Outside of Virginia Tech, the other four do not play in a Power Five conference, so more of their conference games were in Quad 4.
The final regular season game will give UVa another chance to bolster their resume. The Louisville Cardinals are presently No. 24 in the NET and will give UVa another Quad 1 game opportunity.