Despite losing to in-state rival Virginia Tech on Saturday night, the UVA Cavaliers sit on top of the college basketball world at No. 1 in the AP Poll.
This comes just one day after the Cavaliers were ranked as the top overall seed by the NCAA Tournament Committee. Tony Bennett's squad should take this as a vote of confidence, especially coming off a disappointing defeat.
The rest of the top-5, however, is completely unpredictable. Believe me, we tried.
Michigan State, Villanova, Xavier and Cincinnati round out the best five teams in the country. Purdue fell to No. 6 after a heart-breaking loss to Michigan State on Saturday in East Lansing.
The Ohio State Buckeyes continue to rise in the rankings, moving up six spots to No. 8 in the country. They have an outside chance at a No. 1 seed, especially if they take care of the remaining tough opponents on their schedule.
Ohio State soars to No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 after upset win over Purdue, thrashing of Iowa. https://t.co/bQwOgtdsBI— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 12, 2018
The North Carolina Tar Heels jumped seven spots after a week in which they knocked off rivals Duke and NC State.
The complete rankings are as follows:
|2||Michigan State (21)||1527||24-3||4|
|15||Saint Mary's (Cal)||683||24-3||11|