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Virginia basketball ranked 9th in Week 1 AP Poll

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And #1 in our hearts

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The first AP Poll of the regular season is out, and the Hoos are ranked 9th in the nation.  The ranking is the same as the preseason edition; in fact, the only change in the top 10 was Louisville's move from 8 to 7 after defeating Minnesota this weekend.

The ACC continues to be heavily represented in the polls. Four ACC teams are in the top 10; Duke and UNC maintained their spots at 4th and 6th, respectively, followed by the aforementioned Cardinals at #7.  Syracuse is ranked 23rd, while Notre Dame, Pitt, NC State, and Florida State also received votes.

Looking at other future opponents, #15 VCU is UVA's only ranked out-of-conference foe. Harvard fell out of the top 25 into the "also receiving votes" area after losing to Holy Cross, where they joined Maryland and GW, who visits JPJ this Friday.

The ranking closely tracks computer projections - KenPom has Virginia at #8, while Sagarin has the team at #15 (#11 in his "Predictor").

Here are the full AP Top 25 rankings:

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM (1st) POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky Wildcats (49) 1574 1
2 Arizona Wildcats (4) 1491 2
3 Wisconsin Badgers (7) 1475 3
4 Duke Blue Devils (4) 1422 4
5 Kansas Jayhawks 1306 5
6 North Carolina Tar Heels 1254 6
7 Louisville Cardinals 1130 8
8 Florida Gators 1127 7
9 Virginia Cavaliers 1065 9
10 Texas Longhorns 1061 10
11 Wichita State Shockers 1002 11
12 Villanova Wildcats 858 12
13 Gonzaga Bulldogs 841 13
14 Iowa State Cyclones 746 14
15 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 654 15
16 San Diego State Aztecs 564 16
17 Connecticut Huskies 525 17
18 Oklahoma Sooners 466 19
19 Michigan State Spartans 443 18
20 Ohio State Buckeyes 361 20
21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 298 21
22 SMU Mustangs 290 22
23 Syracuse Orange 190 23
24 Michigan Wolverines 177 24
25 Utah Utes 118 25
Others Receiving Votes: Stanford (2-0) 63; Colorado (1-0) 52; Iowa (1-0) 48; UCLA (2-0) 41; Kansas State (1-0) 29; Arkansas (1-0) 23; Memphis (0-0) 11; Minnesota (0-1) 11; Notre Dame (2-0) 10; Pittsburgh (2-0) 10; Louisiana Tech (1-0) 9; Dayton (1-0) 7; Florida State (1-0) 6; North Carolina State (1-0) 6; Oklahoma State (2-0) 6; Cincinnati (1-0) 5; George Washington (2-0) 5; LSU (1-0) 5; Illinois (2-0) 3; Maryland (1-0) 3; Brigham Young (1-0) 2; Texas-El Paso (1-0) 2; Baylor (1-0) 2; Northern Iowa (1-0) 1; Georgetown (1-0) 1; Stephen F. Austin (1-0) 1