The Cavaliers check in at No. 9 in the 2014-15 AP Preseason Top 25. The Hoos are the fourth-highest ACC team, behind No. 4 Duke, No. 6 North Carolina and No. 8 Louisville. Kentucky tops the chart, while Arizona, Wisconsin and Kansas round out the top five.
The only other ACC team to hit the Preseason Top 25 is Syracuse, who comes in at No. 23.
The other Virginia opponents checking in are No. 15 VCU, which the Hoos face on the road this year, and No. 25 Harvard, which visits Virginia.
Pitt, NC State, George Washington, Notre Dame, Maryland and FSU, all of whom face Virginia this year, are also receiving votes.
College basketball season is right around the corner!
2014-15 AP Preseason Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (52)||0-0||1604|
|2||Arizona Wildcats (5)||0-0||1518|
|3||Wisconsin Badgers (8)||0-0||1483|
|4||Duke Blue Devils||0-0||1415|
|6||North Carolina Tar Heels||0-0||1274|
|11||Wichita State Shockers||0-0||1027|
|14||Iowa State Cyclones||0-0||781|
|15||Virginia Commonwealth Rams||0-0||574|
|16||San Diego State Aztecs||0-0||560|
|18||Michigan State Spartans||0-0||521|
|20||Ohio State Buckeyes||0-0||340|
|25||Utah Utes / Harvard Crimson||0-0||98|
|Others Receiving Votes: Stanford 71, Iowa 58, Colorado 57, UCLA 35, Minnesota 34, Kansas St. 27, Arkansas 21, Pittsburgh 20, Memphis 15, N.C. State 14, Louisiana Tech 9, Cincinnati 8, LSU 8, Geo. Wash. 7, Oklahoma St. 6, Notre Dame 6, Dayton 6, Florida St. 5, Georgetown 5, Maryland 3, Illinois 3, UNLV 2, BYU 2, UTEP 1, S.F. Austin 1, Baylor 1, West Virginia 1|