​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.


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:

1Virginia (30)155723-22
2Michigan State (21)152724-34
3Villanova (9)151823-21
4Xavier (5)146523-35
5Cincinnati135923-26
6Purdue126923-43
7Texas Tech125821-47
8Ohio State109422-514
9Gonzaga106323-412
10Auburn102522-38
11Clemson94520-416
12Duke94220-59
13Kansas81619-610
14North Carolina76319-721
15Saint Mary's (Cal)68324-311
16Rhode Island66620-318
17Arizona59420-613
18Tennessee58018-615
19Wichita State49519-522
20West Virginia33918-719
21Texas A&M24117-8NR
22Michigan23920-720
23Oklahoma15216-817
24Nevada8721-523
25Arizona State8319-6NR